Bruno Clair, Bonnes Mares 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Burgundy
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R5,950

Critic Score

95
NM

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Tasting notes:
‘The 2017 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru seemed to be going back into its shell after bottling, but one can still see its gorgeous, undergrowth-infused red fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins. A structured Bonnes-Mares that has “serious” written across its forehead; it will need several years in bottle. One for the patient. The 2018 may even drink before it. 2024 – 2042.’ – Neal Martin, Vinous, 95/100

‘This is also aromatically quite cool and elegant while weaving notes of a plethora of floral elements with those of red cherry, raspberry and warm earth. The equally large-scaled flavors possess a quite supple yet impressively dense mid-palate that contrasts markedly with the very powerful, dusty and overtly austere finale that displays a hint of dryness. At present this is somewhat strict and note well that my rating offers the benefit of the doubt that the finish will better harmonize in time. As such, this will not make for especially good early drinking. 2037+.’ – Allen Meadows, Burghound, 92/100

About Domaine Bruno Clair:
Domaine Bruno Clair is perhaps the grandest under-the-radar producer in Burgundy, greatly respected by his peers and venerated by the critics, called ‘one of the best vine-growers in Burgundy’ by Sylvain Pitiot of Clos de Tart. In 1979, Bruno Clair started his own domaine with vines in Marsannay, Fixin, Savigny-Les Beaune and a fallow plot in Morey-Saint-Denis upon which he established an excellent reputation. Today, his 23 ha estate holds vineyards in esteemed appellations including Vosne Romanée, Gevrey-Chambertin and Aloxe-Corton. His top vineyards of Clos St-Jacques and Bonne-Mares rival the greats of Côte d’Or. He maintains rigorous vine selection and, while this work requires great patience, it is essential in obtaining healthy vineyards of unique quality.

‘Bruno Clair’s wines are often lighter and more ethereal than other producers’ Côte de Nuits. Gentle extraction and a portion of whole-bunch gives them remarkable poise and elegance. Watch out for the killer-value Marsannay.’ – Roland
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Variety Pinot Noir
Blend information 100% Pinot Noir
Rating NM 95
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Producer information Domaine Bruno Clair is perhaps the grandest under-the-radar producer in Burgundy, greatly respected by his peers and venerated by the critics, called 'one of the best vine-growers in Burgundy' by Sylvain Pitiot of Clos de Tart. In 1979, Bruno Clair started his own domaine with vines in Marsannay, Fixin, Savigny-Les Beaune and a fallow plot in Morey-Saint-Denis upon which he established an excellent reputation. Today, his 23 ha estate holds vineyards in esteemed appellations including Vosne Romanée, Gevrey-Chambertin and Aloxe-Corton. His top vineyards of Clos St-Jacques and Bonne-Mares rival the greats of Côte d'Or. He maintains rigorous vine selection and, while this work requires great patience, it is essential in obtaining healthy vineyards of unique quality.
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