Vinous – 94
The 2017 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru has a very seductive, quite nuanced bouquet that is very precise, with scents of crushed violet and incense infusing the mainly black fruit that turn more red with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a supple opening, a fine line of acidity, fresh and lightly spiced with a touch of sea salt towards the finish. This Bonnes-Mares is often overlooked by cognoscenti, but this is top class.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2045