Bruno Clair Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2015

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This piece of land is located on the commune of Morey St-Denis (by the Clos de Tart) planted half in 1946 and half in 1980.

Burghound 95 points - A discreet application of wood easily allows the liqueur-like dark currant aromas that are liberally cut with earth and spice nuances to be appreciated. Otherwise there is superb richness to the full-bodied, powerful and concentrated broad-shouldered flavors that possess a velvety and mouth coating palate feel, all wrapped in a gorgeously complex and persistent finish. This isn't quite as classy as the Bèze but this it's not far behind and it's entirely possible that one day it will match its stablemate in overall quality. Note well though that this isn't going to be an early drinker so plenty of patience will be necessary.

Vinous Media 95 points - Bright medium red. Like a wine from another planet following the Clos Saint-Jacques and Clos de Bèze, offering aromas of black raspberry, wild herbs, tar and chocolate. Mouthfilling and solid but less expressive in the mouth than the top Gevreys, with saline minerality, spices and a suggestion of chocolatey ripeness dominating in the early going. This tactile, chewy wine boasts serious but well-integrated tannins and terrific savory persistence. All of the top 2015 Bruno Clair clearly showcase their distinctive terroirs.

-- Stephen Tanzer

Wine Advocate 95 points - The 2015 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru is more expressive on the nose compared to the Clos-de-Beze, as you would expect, with detailed blueberry and blackberry aromas, a light peaty scent all with fine delineation. The palate is very well balanced with crisp black fruit, blood orange and savory/meaty notes underneath. There is good energy on display here and it will need 4-5 years to fully assimilate the new oak on the finish. Very fine.

Neal Martin

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