2017 Domaine Georges Roumier Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru Domaine Georges Roumier, Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru, Burgundy, France
|Appellation||Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru|
|Producer||Domaine Georges Roumier|
|Grape Variety||Pinot Noir|
|Packaging||Original Cardboard Case|
|Duty Status||In Bond|
|Provenance||Acquired from the original owner, who purchased it on release from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility|
|Stock||1 case (in stock and available immediately)|
94-96 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (January 2019)
The 2017 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru is one of the wines of the vintage this year, unfurling in the glass with a profound bouquet of red and black cherries, espresso roast, dark chocolate, peony and subtle hints of forest floor. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, deep and layered, with striking concentration and dimension, rich but fine-grained structuring tannins and a bright line of animating acidity, concluding with a finish that's simultaneously chalky and distinctly floral. This will be one of the most long-lived 2017 red Burgundies.
93-95 Allen Meadows, Burghound (January 2019)
This is also sufficiently reduced to blur the underlying nuances of the nose. Otherwise there is excellent power and drive to the intense and even more muscular broad-shouldered flavors that culminate in an explosive, dusty and very, very tightly wound finish. Despite the excellent size and weight, this remains beautifully proportioned and should age effortlessly for several decades. In a word, terrific.
93-95 Neal Martin, Vinous (January 2019)
The 2017 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru was showing quite a lot of reduction on the nose when I visited (Christophe Roumier was taken aback, as it had been racked three weeks earlier). Fortunately, the palate shows great potential; it’s as beautifully balanced as ever, with a fine bead of acidity. This is more understated and less outgoing than other vintages encountered from barrel, and not quite as persistent on the finish, but with a fine dash of black pepper on the aftertaste. There is something very assured about this Bonnes-Mares, though this year, it is Les Amoureuses that sends tingles down the spine.