HDH Wine

2016 Bonnes-Mares, Bruno Clair

Côte de Nuits, grand cru

$449.00 per Bottle


6 Bottles




"Like the Bèze there is a moderate lashing of toasty oak framing the spiced mix of various red berries, earth and floral hints. There is even more power if not necessarily more size and weight to the big-bodied and very serious flavors that flex plenty of muscle on the superbly persistent finish. This knockout effort is even more structured than its grand cru counterpart and again, this will indisputably not be a wine for early drinking." Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Issue 69
(AM, 01/15/2018)

Rating: 93-95
Drink from: 2036+

"The 2016 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru has a very stern bouquet, quite distant at first, then gradually almost reluctantly unfurling with sea-influenced black fruit, hints of brine and oyster shell in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-boded tannin, foursquare for a Bonnes Mares, eschewing flamboyance for something more noble. This is certainly a more Morey-inspired Bonnes Mares than Chambolle, but nevertheless is a very fine wine of considerable breeding." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #234
(WA, 12/29/2017)

Rating: 93-95
Drink from: 2022-2040

"Healthy medium red. Powerfully aromatic nose combines a sexy medicinal note with an inviting musky, fleshy quality that I did not find in any other of the estate's '16s. Robust, chewy and deep on the palate, offering mouthfilling flavors of black raspberry, cherry liqueur, earth and spices. This very powerful, soil-driven wine spreads out horizontally on the very long back end, saturating the palate with serious but fine tannins. I suspect this will need at least a decade of bottle aging to approach its peak." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/01/2018)

Rating: 93-95

"Smells of some building material! Great texture and potential with a skein of minerality and savour. Very different from the rest of their holdings. Less sweet red fruit and more structure. Very long and rich." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 11/06/2017)

Rating: 18
Drink from: 2027-2043

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