Chateau Mares

Domaine Laurent Roumier

Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2011

Took time to coax it open in the glass. Great structure with a strong core of black and red fruit. Could probably use a couple more years in the cellar for it to soften up a bit more. — 15 days ago

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Domaine Robert Groffier

Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1996

Ken's bday! One of my all time favs. Not quite as vibrant, but wonderful earthiness and bacon notes. — 2 months ago

Lucien Le Moine

Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2010

Simply excellent — 3 months ago

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Rob Brobst III

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@Gilbert Van Hassel way to go G! That’s a rockstar wine.

Domaine Hudelot-Baillet

Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2016

Dark cherries, blueberries and floral undertones. Medium bodied, supple, ripe and a lovely acidity. The cherries follow through to the end. — 6 days ago

Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé

Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1990

Tasted blind. Reddish tawny. Nose is closed and not yielding much. I get cranberries, some cherries, iron and stones, some wood. Has a high pitched character to it. Has some pucker in it yet. Tight with ample acidity. I guess 97 Vogue Bonnes Mares. In my experience this wine has had some variations in its performance. Today it was better than most, but suffered by not getting ample air before it was served. — 12 days ago

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Alan Weinberg

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too Cabernet-like. Not a fan past 30 years.
Mike Saviage

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@Alan Weinberg Try the 98... Their harvest was well timed that year and the juice is great

Domaine Georges Roumier

Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1993

Reddish tawny, translucent. Youthful looking, especially when compared to its older brother the 1990 next to it. Tart Bing cherry nose. Also notes of rhubarb, earth, pepper and some spice. Young in the mouth. Still has some pucker and is very refined. Gave this 7 hours of air in the decanter and it needed every minute to open up and show its power and potential. Had wanted to check in on some big 93s and it's clear these bottles are built for the long haul. If you target the consumption of any similar 93s, be sure to give em lots of air. (Bday 6 of 13) — 3 months ago

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Fougeray de Beauclair

Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1993

1993 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru - From my grandfather “Hoff”’s wine cellar. Enjoyed with my wife, mother and step-father. — 4 days ago

Louis Jadot

Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2005

Elegant - but with a lovely backbone. Well balanced and fresh. Lovely red berries on the nose. Even A hint of chocolate Well rounded with a super long finish. A winner do the evening. — a month ago

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Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1986

Lacked grand cru depth — 2 months ago

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Domaine Dujac

Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1993

Reddish tawny, brighter than the Roumier sibling next to it. Odd nose which had some people guessing Italian. Turns out all this needed (like the 93 Roumier BM next to it) was a lot of air. Notes of bright red fruit, sandalwood and Asian spice came on later in the evening. Has a long life in front of it, but great to compare/contrast this and the Roumier side by side tonight. (Bday 8 of 13) — 3 months ago

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