Domaine Comte de Vogue   Bonnes Mares Grand Cru

2017 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru

By Domaine Comte de Vogue

2017 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru from Domaine Comte de Vogue, Burgundy, France

The enigmatic 2017 vintage from the prestigious Domaine Comte de Vogue illuminates the hall of Burgundian legends with its exceptional Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru. This particular vintage encapsulates a singular testimony to the harmonious interplay between a benevolent climate and the profound expertise of the domaine's vintners.

 

Nuanced Mastery: A Vintage with Character

Bearing the weight of expectation that such historical terroir evokes, the 2017 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru does not simply rise to the occasion but choreographs its own ballet of complexity. The growing season's relatively warm days and cool nights bestowed a gift of equilibrium, allowing for gradual phenolic maturation—as is the tradition in Burgundy's more deft seasons—reflected in this wine's poise and depth.

 

An Expressive Ode to Terroir

This liquid embodiment from Domaine Comte de Vogue offers an opulent ruby allure while hinting at plummy depths within. A narrative of indulgence begins with aromas where dark cherries convene with earthy whispers and a hint of sweet spice, courtesy of judicious maturation in French oak barrels.

The palate is greeted by a revelation of structure—a striking architecture that frames layers of red and black fruits, underbrush, and mineral veracity reminiscent of its cherished terroir. Tannins carry wisdom beyond their years yet promise remarkable potential for those investors who possess both discernment and patience.

As a discussion piece or an investment asset, the 2017 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru from Domaine Comte de Vogue has proven itself pliable yet potent—a canvas unfurled before those enamoured with artistry in viniculture.

 

Immaculate Investment Potential

Uniting enthusiasts around exploratory sips and strategic acquisitions, this wine represents an opportunity for both delight and prudent investment. With each swirl in the glass, you're reminded why devotees anchor their portfolios within Burgundy's prestigious cru vineyards. Herein lies not just wine, but a narrative aged to perfection, ready to grace collections with its storied bouquet and nuanced palate.

Current market price

$8,390.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

387.69

Scores and tasting notes

92-94

The 2017 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru is also unusually saturated in hue this year, though Millet reports having done no more pigeage than usual. Offering up aromas of dark cherries, wild berries, cassis, dark chocolate, peony and caramelized orange rind, the wine is medium to full-bodied, ample and elegantly fine boned, with chalky structuring tannins, a pure core of fruit and a long, fragrant finish. Despite its disconcertingly deep hue this is one of the most supple, elegant renditions of the de Vogüé Bonnes Mares in the last decade.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 31 January 2019

Vintage performance