The 2014 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru, which is part of a métayage agreement like the Echézeaux here, was a surprise addition to dinner in Bordeaux last March. Delightful from start to finish, it is blessed with a vivid, lively bouquet that leaps from the glass, scents of Morello cherry and wild strawberry, raspberry and an underlying mineralité. With time in the glass, subtle floral, peony and iris aromas emerge, albeit not as pronounced as other Bonnes-Mares. The way this unfolds is delectable. The palate is taut and fresh, beautifully framed, stylish and pure, with a welcome touch of piquancy towards the finish. Arnaud Mortet fashioned an irresistible and complex Bonnes-Mares in 2014. Although I should be telling you to cellar it for another few years, I would not begrudge anyone cracking open a bottle now.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2048
Robert Parker 93-95
The 2014 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru is the second new addition to the domaine, the same métayage as the Mazi-Chambertin, although I suspect that this will be far superior. It comes from the terre blanches on the Chambolle-Musigny side. It has a more refined and harmonious bouquet than the Mazi-Chambertin, with a touch of mint infusing the red and black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with superb energy and vigor, fine tannin and a sorbet-like freshness on the finish.This is wonderful.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038