A relatively elegant and appealingly complex nose combines notes of earth, spice and floral hints together with an assortment of both red and blue pinot fruit aromas. There is good size, weight and muscle to the broad-shouldered flavors that possess a lush mid-palate before tightening up on the moderately austere and slightly drying finish though in this case it seems more evident that the dryness is gas related.
Perched between Morey-St-Denis and Chambolle-Musigny in the heart of the Cotes de Nuits this Grand Cru appellation can balance the best characteristics of both. Bonnes Mares wines combine fragrance and femininity with body and power. A seductive combination indeed.