Louis Jadot Bonnes Mares 2011

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The grand cru vineyard of Bonnes-Mares lies at the edge of Chambolle-Musigny, and occupies 37 acres of which almost four spill into Morey-Saint-Denis. The origin of the name is not known, but it is thought to be named for the "Mares," goddesses of the harvest. In this area, the calcium content of the soil, which gives the wines of Chambolle-Musigny their great delicacy, is less pronounced, and compared to Le Musigny, Bonnes-Mares is more robust, yet still extremely elegant. Domaine Louis Jadot controls four acres, which include the entire Morey-Saint-Denis parcel, in the Bonnes-Mares climat, of which 1.5 were acquired with the majority of the Domaine Clair Daü holdings in 1985, with 2.5 acres under long-term contract. It produces a wine of great distinction, with a powerful yet refined perfume of violets and red berries and a finely balanced, aristocratic fruit richness on the palate. The subtle tannins carry into a prolonged finish. 100% of Jadot's Bonnes Mares vines are on the Chambolle side.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Louis Jadot
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BurghoundA moderately toasty nose fights somewhat with the spicy plum, cassis, warm earth and game suffused aromas. There is a plush mouth feel to the big-bodied and muscular flavors that display a discreet minerality before terminating in a firm, vibrant and quite serious finish. This extremely rich effort seems more forward than it is thanks to the abundance of tannin buffering dry extract so patience will be required. 91-94

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