Maison Joseph Drouhin   Bonnes Mares

2019 Bonnes-Mares

By Maison Joseph Drouhin

2019 Bonnes-Mares from Maison Joseph Drouhin, Burgundy, France

The year 2019 in Burgundy was a testament to the adroit winemaking prowess exhibited by Maison Joseph Drouhin, particularly within their illustrious Bonnes-Mares appellation. The 2019 Bonnes-Mares stands as one of the most eloquent and nuanced expressions of Pinot Noir I have had the pleasure to review in recent times.


Exquisite Harmony: The 2019 Bonnes-Mares Vintage

2019 was a year deemed favourable in Burgundy's viticultural calendar, bestowing upon us wines that strikingly balance concentration with finesse. The 2019 Bonnes-Mares from Maison Joseph Drouhin encapsulates this harmonious equilibrium. Given the meticulous attention to detail and unwavering commitment to terroir-driven authenticity, it comes as no surprise that this vintage catches the discerning palate's attention.


Climatic Serendipity and Terroir's Triumph

The journey of this beguiling vintage is as complex as its flavour profile; a mild winter followed by a slightly tempestuous spring set the vines on an unpredictable course, only for a warm and dry summer to grant an impeccable ripening season. Elevated sunshine hours and precise temperature gradients bestowed a bounty upon Bonnes-Mares' renowned terroir which, in turn, has given birth to a wine that exudes grace with an undercurrent of vivacity.

Subtle hints of dark cherry and wild berries make way for intricate layers of spice and earthiness – attributes quintessential to the terroir's profile yet enhanced by the unique climatic conditions of 2019. A delicate use of oak seamlessly integrates with the fruit which showcases Maison Joseph Drouhin's reverence for both nature and nurture.


Investing in Taste: The Allure of the 2019 Vintage

The structured complexity combined with an almost ethereal elegance makes the 2019 Bonnes-Mares an unavoidable consideration for fine wine connoisseurs and investors alike. Its poised evolution over time predicates that those who choose to extend their portfolio with this formidable vintage are setting a course towards enological enlightenment and potential investment acumen.

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