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Bonnes Mares, Domaine Arlaud 2014

Subregion France > Burgundy > Côte de Nuits > Chambolle-Musigny
Grape VarietyPinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

(12. 8% alcohol without chaptalization): Healthy bright medium red. Totally different on the nose than the rest of the 2014s, offering aromas of musky red fruits, wild herbs and vegetable matter plus a touch of ripe-year prune without any impression of heat. Densely packed and seamless but a bit unforthcoming. The thick blueberry and blackberry fruit flavors boast terrific concentration but will need years to develop complexity. Finishes with big tongue-dusting tannins and superb palate-saturating length.

Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, November 2015

**Note: from a .24 ha parcel of 35+ year old vines**
A background touch of oak sets off the equally cool and restrained aromas of admirably pure red currant, plum, violet and sandalwood hints. The sleek, intense and punchy broad-shouldered flavors possess obvious power and muscle along with a subtle minerality before concluding in a beautifully long and palate staining finish. As good as this is it is neither as refined as the Clos St. Denis nor as complex as the Charmes. Here too I underscore that patience will be required.

Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (61), January 2016
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