By Maison Joseph Drouhin
2015 Bonnes-Mares from Maison Joseph Drouhin, Burgundy, France
Gracing the palate with an orchestra of complexity and elegance, the 2015 Bonnes-Mares from Maison Joseph Drouhin offers an illustrious example of what connoisseurs seek in a fine Burgundian collectable. This noble concoction hails from one of Burgundy's most lauded plots, where the synergy of terroir and man's finesse is forthrightly expressed in every sip.
A Vintage Year for Wine Investors
The year 2015 in Burgundy will resound in the memories of wine lovers, marked by optimal climatic intricacies that have led to harvests both scarce in quantity and sumptuous in quality. Amid such a backdrop, Maison Joseph Drouhin has artfully captured the essence of the vintage, elevating their Bonnes-Mares to a pedestal sought after by fine wine investors and enthusiasts alike.
Echoing Terroir Through Silken Tannins
The 2015 Bonnes-Mares ushers forth a beguiling array of ripe cherries and dark berries intertwined with whispers of earthy undergrowth and refined oak nuances – a tapestry woven with the threads of its enviable terroir. On the palate, an impeccably balanced architecture presents itself; silken tannins rise and give way to an elongated finish that carries the potency of this storied vintage.
In conjunction with its immaculate structure, the enigmatic presence of this wine within one's portfolio offers far more than ephemeral pleasure; it promises a rapturous journey through time as it matures and unfolds within the sanctity of the cellar.
Unveiling Investment-Worthy Refinement
In summary, for adepts seeking to diversify their assemblages with not only a magnificent specimen but also a pertinent investment option, the 2015 Bonnes-Mares from Maison Joseph Drouhin possesses all requisite virtues. It stands as an indelible testament to a winemaker’s virtuosity set against the backdrop of an extraordinary climatic year – an offering that artfully unites immediate gratification with long-term appreciation.
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Scores and tasting notes
There might be just one 300-liter barrel and one glass bonbon of the 2015 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru—but what a barrel and bonbon they are! It has an outrageously gorgeous bouquet with ample ripe black cherry, blueberry and violet scents that are utterly intoxicating. The palate is very well balanced with crisp tannin, wonderful mineralité and energy, replete with a linear and poised finish. This is a Bonnes-Mares that manages to embrace both the opulence that emanates from the vineyard and a sense of precision that marks out brilliant winemaking. This is a fabulous wine from Véronique Drouhin and her team.
Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 December 2016