Bonnes Mares, Domaine Francois Bertheau 2013
This isn't as aromatically spicy as the Amoureuses but it's more complex with its broad-ranging nose of mostly red berries, plum, floral, earth and underbrush nuances. There is excellent richness to the solidly intense and powerful medium-bodied flavors that possess the same fine depth as the nose on the beautifully persistent finish. I like the balance and the delivery and this should amply reward 10 to 12 years of cellar time and note well that it's going to need at least 6 to 8 years first. Drink: 2023+
|Score: 93||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (61), January 2016|
Mid cherry colour. Red fruited but also a bit stemmy (despite the fact that there are no stems in the ferment, apparently), giving it a somewhat dry texture on the palate, the tannins paper-fine. Overall on the lighter side but notably persistent. 2018 - 2025
|Score: 16.5||Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, January 2015|
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