4/01. Bought at auction May-96, for $67.
I love Bonnes Mares. This Grand Cru usually has both the structure of Gevrey and the elegance of Chambolle. Jadot's rendition comes from the Morey part of Bonnes Mares [the parcel used to belong to the old Clair-Dau domaine].
COLOR: Remarkably dark for Burgundy. Thin clearing toward the rim with lots of sediment left on the bottle.
NOSE: Beautiful nose of fresh and semi-ripe red fruit. Deep and complex gamey tones surrounded by clean and well-defined 'Bourgogne Nose' and some wood notes. Very elegant and balanced nose that is yet to open up even more.
TASTE: Very concentrated, very 1990ish. Plenty of fruit, deep winyness, excellent grip and focus. Tasty, flavorful, with good acidity and silky tannins. Wonderfully poised and wholesome, but have not yet reached the point of being totally yielding and voluptuous.
LENGTH: Long finish with classic lingering aftertaste.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Full-bodied (B)-wise. Impressive winyness and concentration of flavors. Very complex and superbly balanced with every ingredient in place. A few more years will see those ingredients harmonizing together to bring about a sensational Burgundy!
OVERALL: Superb! A first-class Bonnes Mares that is surly headed for even higher spheres.
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