Domaine Robert Groffier - Bonnes Mares - Grand Cru

Domaine Robert Groffier - Bonnes Mares - Grand Cru - 2017 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Domaine Robert Groffier - Bonnes Mares - Grand Cru

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A suave, vibrant red hallmarked by haunting scents of rose, wild strawberry, raspberry, sandalwood and graphite. Linear and bordering on racy, thanks to the vivid acidity, with refined tannins. Silky and balanced, this cruises to a long, complex aftertaste.
Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru is more persuasive than the Clos de Bèze, offering up aromas of ripe cherries, licorice, dark chocolate and grilled squab. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with an abundant endowment of fine but firm tannin that tempers what might otherwise be a flamboyantly ripe core of succulent fruit. This is a creditable Bonnes-Mares from Groffier.
The attack on the palate is not surprising in its power, but once in the mouth the wine explodes into a thousand refined flavours. It highlights black fruit rather than red, with notes of leather, liquorice, superb sweet spices, peppers. Without the usual earthy base, its elegance assimilates it to the best vintages from the south of Chambolle more than to the Bonnes-Mares, which is not a fault.
Type:
Red
Country:
France
Region:
Burgundy
Appellation:
Bonnes-Mares
Producer:
Robert Groffier
Grapes/Blend:
Pinot Noir
Pairing Sugesstions:
Game Birds, Duck, Mushrooms, Beef, Venison, Lamb
Style:
Grand Cru

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