Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru, 2013, Domaine Arlaud
Note: from a .24 ha parcel of 35+ year old vines
Once again reduction prevents a proper evaluation of the aromas. Otherwise there is good freshness to the big, bold and overtly powerful broad-shouldered flavors that brim with both dry extract and minerality before culminating in a robust and explosively long finish.
This is an imposingly scaled wine that will clearly need plenty of bottle age yet it should be more than worth the wait. In a word, impressive.
Reviewer: Allen Meadows, Burghound.com
Score: (92-95) / 2028+