Domaine Georges Roumier   Bonnes Mares

2018 Bonnes Mares

By Domaine Georges Roumier

2018 Bonnes Mares from Domaine Georges Roumier, Burgundy

A beacon of Burgundy's exceptional prowess, the 2018 Bonnes Mares from Domaine Georges Roumier is a testament to the tenacity of the region. Crafted with meticulous care, this vintage epitomises the depths attainable by the marriage of distinguished terroir and responsive viticulture. My decades-long journey through fine wines has afforded me the pleasure of regularly savouring the outputs of this esteemed domaine.


The Quintessence of 2018's Terroir

Borne of a year marked by climatic challenges yet ultimately rewarded with an abundant harvest, the 2018 vintage of Bonnes Mares captures the very soul of its birth year. Following a tumultuous start with a summer poised on extremes, experienced hands at Domaine Georges Roumier coaxed brilliance from potential adversity. The resulting wine belies the vagaries of its vintage, showcasing a balance that astute investors and aficionados will recognise as the hallmark of Roumier's craft.


Investment Potential in Every Sip

The 2018 Bonnes Mares heralds from a lineage famed for its singularity and investment aptitude. Intricate layers unfold with each taste: dark cherries and ripe strawberries interlace with subtle earthiness and refined spice notes—a juxtaposition of opulence and precision. Tannins display both power and elegance, promising a maturation potential that is sure to intrigue those with an eye towards long-term cellaring.

Inherent complexities are not simply expressions of enological expertise; they represent investment potential as tangible as the wine's aromatic bouquet. Domaine Georges Roumier consistently delivers investment-grade wines, with vintages such as 2018 Bonnes Mares offering not just gratification to the palate but resilience in portfolio.

The essence of investing in fine wines lies in recognising character—it is here that the 2018 Bonnes Mares distinguishes itself. As it ages gracefully, acquiring finesse and depth, one can anticipate a rewarding evolution that mirrors that of Burgundy's own storied legacy.

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Opening in the glass with aromas of ripe red fruits, rose petals, peonies, orange rind and exotic spices, Roumier's 2018 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru is full-bodied, multidimensional and concentrated, with a rich and layered mid-palate, a muscular chassis of powdery tannin and a bright, mineral finish. This is very much built for the long haul, but it has taken the warm vintage in its stride.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 14 January 2021

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