Maison Joseph Drouhin   Bonnes Mares

2018 Bonnes-Mares

By Maison Joseph Drouhin

2018 Bonnes-Mares from Maison Joseph Drouhin

In the elegant tapestry of Burgundian terroir, the 2018 Bonnes-Mares from Maison Joseph Drouhin emerges as a testament to the vintage's distinctive flair. This particular year added a layered complexity to the canvas of one of Burgundy’s most sought-after appellations.


A Vintage Defined by Nature's Caprice

Recalling the historical climate annals, one notices how 2018 stretched Burgundy's vintners with a testing start, only to present an exceptional reprieve that brought about a majestic conclusion to the growing season. The subsequent harvest yielded grapes that capture the very essence of Bonnes-Mares, marked by their potential for longevity and profound depth of flavour - two pivotal considerations for fine wine investment.


A Confluence of Climate and Craftsmanship

The 2018 vintage at Maison Joseph Drouhin bore witness to nature's grandeur coupled with the acumen that only comes from generational savoir-faire. The result is a harmonious blend that dignifies the grand cru’s mineral-rich clay and limestone soil composition. A bouquet of ripe strawberries and violets delicately unfolds on the palate, laced with an earthy undertone rooted in its intrinsic microclimate. Secondary impressions include nuanced spice, forest floor and an exquisite tannic structure that promises a graceful evolution in the cellar.

The meticulous sorting of fruit—a hallmark of Drouhin’s philosophy—ensures that only the most impeccable berries define this vintage. The commitment to bio-dynamic cultivation practices further underpins the purity of expression in this singular wine. It is a genuine homage to terroir and a celebratory enunciation of its vintage-specific characteristics.

Collectors and connoisseurs recognise 2018 Bonnes-Mares from Maison Joseph Drouhin as one of paramount nuance; it mirrors 2018's unique climatic fingerprint, unwaveringly capturing opulence balanced with precision - a compelling addition to any discerning investment portfolio.

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