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Bonnes Mares, Domaine Drouhin Laroze 2014


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Tasting Notes

**Note: from a 1.5 ha parcel that is almost entirely in the terres rouges section; made with <35% whole clusters**
A pungent nose of reduction and wood make the nose impossible to assess. The powerful, muscular and imposing big-bodied flavors possess excellent mid-palate concentration that coats the palate with dry extract, all wrapped in a slightly drying finish though again, I believe this is due to the gas and thus my range offers the benefit of the doubt.

Score: 90/93Allen Meadows, (61), January 2016

The 2014 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru includes around 35% whole bunch fruit and around 60% new oak. It has an open, quite transparent bouquet with mineral-tinged black fruit, a hint of Seville orange marmalade lurking in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin that lends this Bonnes-Mares good backbone and a little more masculinity than previous vintages. I like the density here, but it just needs to "flow" a little more towards the strict, linear finish.

Score: 90/92Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (222), December 2015

Rich and flattering fan of red-fruit flavours on the nose. Then a bit tight and hard with, even, a suggestion of bitterness. Needs lots of time?

Score: 17+Jancis Robinson MW,, January 2016

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