Bonnes Mares, Grand Cru
Bruno Clair

Bonnes Mares, Grand Cru, 2015


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2015

6x75cl

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£2,071.22


2015

3x1.5L

DP

£2,071.22



Bruno Clair, Bonnes Mares, Grand Cru, 2015

2015

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Bruno Clair, Bonnes Mares, Grand Cru, 2015

More muscular than the Clos de Bèze but great class and verve nonetheless. Layered, complex and with a toned power. Bright red fruit flavours shimmer through the cinnamon spice and undergrowth characteristics. Sophisticated and persistant. The first impression offers a mere glimpse of the greatness to come, with second and third tastes the full spectrum of flavours start to build. Mighty and noble from two parcels in the Morey commune, one of which is next to Clos de Tart, giving quite a generous, rich and voluptuous style of Bonnes-Mares. One part was planted in 1946 another in 1980.

ABV:
13.5%
97/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2015 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru has another very pure, elegant bouquet, firmly in red rather than black fruit territory and quite lush and sensual - one of the most seductive you will find this year. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin and perfectly pitched acidity; it feels supple at first, though the second half has a more chalky texture and the red fruit merges with more black fruit. Gaining structure toward the oaky finish, it exerts firm grip and sports stupendous length. Wonderful. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.
Date Reviewed:
11/2018

specifications

country:
France

region:
Burgundy

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Producer:
Bruno Clair

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Allergen Information:
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Bruno Clair

Bruno Clair

Bruno Clair started his own domaine in 1979 with small holdings in Marsannay, Fixin, Morey and Savigny Dominode. Alongside this sat his family's Clair-Dau estate, one of the great Burgundian domaines, however following the death of his grandfather Joseph Clair family disaggreements sadly lead to its dismantling in 1985. The following year, to add to his own small domaine, Bruno was entrusted with the vineyards of his parents, brothers and sisters which included those of Clos de Bèze, Cazetiers, Clos St-Jacques, Vosne-Romanée, Clos du Fonteny and Chambolle-Musigny. Bruno Clair’s wings are spread widely over the Côte d’Or covering nine appellations in total.

Bruno, first and foremost, is a vigneron adopting an approach that involves back-breaking vineyard work and minimal intervention winemaking, using a mixture of large old wooden foudres and smaller barriques for the long slow ageing process. New oak, though used, is kept relatively low - rarely going above 40% even for the Grands Crus. Edouard and Arthur Clair, Bruno's sons, are an exciting, committed new generation gradually taking over, gently introducing a few enhancements such as increased whole bunch percentages and less sulphur usage. There is no doubt that Bruno Clair have upped their game over the last ten years and have well and truly broken into the top league of estates in the Côte de Nuits.

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