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2018 Domaine de la Vougeraie Bonnes Mares Grand Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$699. 00 Bottle
$8388.00 Dozen
ABV: 13%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
A much more subtle though not invisible touch of oak surrounds the even more floral-inflected aromas of blue berry liqueur, anise, tea and newly turned earth. There is outstanding volume and mid-palate concentration thanks to the abundant dry extract that imparts a seductive quality to the mid-palate that contrasts considerably with the very, very structured and hugely long and powerful finish. This is an absolute knockout and would be a candidate for the Bonnes Mares of the vintage.
93-96 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

One of the highlights of the range is the 2018 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru, a striking wine that offers up aromas of wild berries, rose petals, grilled squab and burning embers. On the palate, it's full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with refined tannins but serious depth and structure. This is a muscular wine from Domaine de la Vougeraie, and it will prove long lived.
93-95+ points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)

The 2018 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru comes from three parcels, two up on the terraces on terre blanche soils and one on terre rouge_, from mainly 65-year-old vines and using 90% whole bunch. It has a crisp bouquet with touches of dark chocolate and tobacco infusing the black fruit, becoming earthier with continued aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannins matched by a keen thread of acidity. This feels gentle and approachable for a Grand Cru, and quite focused, with a lilting finish. Fine.
91-93 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

Fine brisk purple colour. A heady sensual nose, more fruit than whole bunch. Perhaps the most sensual perfume of them all. The fruit skips daintily across the palate, bolstered by excellent structure as much from the stems as anything, then a welcome point of acidity at the back. Brilliantly persistent. Really expressive and will not need to be kept for too long before it can be broached.
94-98 points
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy