BONNES MARES

2017 Grand Cru Henri Boillot

EN PRIMEUR

Wow. This hits you with a hugely broad wave of lovely, full fruit. Dark plum and sweeter red strawberry flesh mix to create a bright and intense core of deliciousness. Punctuated with dots of super fresh acidity that keep this so alive and energetic. Pings around your mouth and finishes more full on with that impact of broad fruit once again. Top drawer Grand Cru from this dynamic estate where the reds in particular are shifting up a gear with Guillaume's increasing influence.L&S(Oct 2018)

In Bond

75cl bottles (wood case of 3)

* This is a pre-shipment/primeur offer. All orders are accepted under the TERMS of this offer which differ from the terms of the rest of the site.

One of the finest reds in the Boillot cellar, the 2017 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru offers up lovely aromas of peonies, wild berries, spicy potpourri and espresso roast. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, fine-boned and mineral, with a deep core of concentrated fruit, chalky structuring tannins and a long, sapid finish. Rating: 92-94 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Jan 2019)

The 2017 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru offers dark cherries, blackberry and light touches of blue fruit in what is a very similar bouquet to the domaine’s other Grand Crus. The palate is full-bodied with ripe tannins, perhaps showing a little more terroir expression than the other Grand Crus, with touches of white pepper and sage towards the structured finish. This is probably the best of Boillot’s Grand Crus. Drinking range: 2023 - 2040 Rating: 91-93 Neal Martin, vinous.com(Jan 2019)

Henri Boillot complements his domaine wines with a small range of négociant wines of superb quality in very limited quantities. A few of the whites are offered here - an opportunity to buy some of Burgundy's rarest appellations from a top source.

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