Bonnes Mares, Grand Cru
    Bruno Clair

    Bonnes Mares, Grand Cru,



    Bruno Clair, Bonnes Mares, Grand Cru, 2013

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Bruno Clair, Bonnes Mares, Grand Cru, 2013

    Firmer and more muscular than the Clos de Bèze; deep, dark crunchy forest fruit, dense-packed and serious. Intense long flavours, there is great underlying potential here. Aeration reveals more layers of flavour, cherry, loganberry, cherry stone and earth. A wine to lay down. 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.

    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2022 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru has a delightful, charming bouquet with a mixture of blackberry and blueberry fruit, pressed violets and iris flowers, and wonderful mineralité. The medium-bodied palate has grainy tannins. It’s very saline in the mouth, with a hint of licorice in the background. Very elegant and stylish, this lovely Bonnes-Mares has a long future ahead. Sublime.
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    Drinking Window:
    2027 - 2055


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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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