The Domaine's Grands Crus are matured in oak barrels (80% new barrels) made from wood from the Allier and Nivernais regions. We favour light to medium-plus toasts as this ensures the perfect harmony between the wine and wood tannins. The eye is immediately caught by the vermilion hue. The first nose conveys discrete hints of blackcurrant bud and flowers. Spices and small red fruit aromas appear on the palate on aeration with liquorice contributing character. The sweet flavour of rose provides subtlety and style. The overall harmony ensures depth and results in a dense, superb and peerlessly elegant wine.
The 2018 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru contains 30% whole clusters. It has a perfumed bouquet of blackberry, hints of cassis, crushed violet and touches of potpourri, very well defined and focused and delivering the intensity one expects from this growing season. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and just the right amount of acidity. Wonderful harmony and composure here, gently unfolding toward a satin-textured finish that lingers long in the mouth. Bon vin!