2019 Domaine Louis Jadot Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
Liqueur-like aromas of plum, kirsch, rose petal and violet are trimmed by notes of oak and menthol. There is decidedly more volume, if decidedly less refinement, to the big-bodied and markedly powerful flavors that possess an abundance of sappy dry extract that imparts a lovely texture to the intensely structured, muscular and impressively persistent finale. This is a buy and forget you own it wine for at least 10 years and a wine that should amply repay 20+ years. Drink 2039+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Deep and elegantly muscular, the 2019 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru (Domaine Louis Jadot) is a layered, fleshy but tightly wound wine evocative or orange rind, rose petals, sweet berry fruit and raw cocoa. Full-bodied and concentrated, with a long, mineral finish, it will reward bottle age.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
The 2019 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru has a floral bouquet of black and blueberry fruit infused with crushed violet and iris petal. This is completely destemmed, so it does not convey the same amplitude. The palate is medium-bodied, with light Earl Grey and ash notes tincturing the black fruit. Fine structure and focus here. Light on its feet toward the long, sustained finish. This is a superb Bonnes-Mares. Drink 2024 - 2045.
Neal Martin - Vinous
Mid crimson-purple, with a discreet bouquet that is not quite yielding its secrets. The fruit starts out plumply on the palate, though a little bit dry behind and without quite the hoped for follow through. Bonnes Mares doesn’t like the hot dry conditions.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy