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Bonnes Mares Joseph Drouhin 2014

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"A much more restrained nose speaks of softly spicy black cherry liqueur, anise, wood and violet scents. The highly seductive and gorgeously textured broad-shouldered flavors are notably better concentrated while coating the palate with dry extract that also serves to buffer the firm but not hard tannins that support the hugely long finish. What I find interesting about this wine is that notwithstanding the prominent tannins that should allow it to age for 15 to 20 years with no problem the abundant extract is such that it should also be agreeable after only 7 to 8 years of bottle age...94" Burghound 04/16 95+ Points, John Gilman, View From The Cellar: "The 2014 Bonnes-Mares from the Drouhin family, of which there are only two piéces this year, was still in cask in November. This is going to be a gorgeous vintage for this very underrated Drouhin grand cru, as the wine soars from the glass in a blaze of sappy black cherries, plums, raw cocoa, gamebird, a touch of nutskin, a superbly complex base of soil, mustard seed and cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and beautifully balanced, with a sappy core of fruit, superb soil inflection, ripe, suave tannins and a very, very long, focused and utterly pure finish. Great Bonnes-Mares in the making! 2025-2075." 12/15

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Domaine Drouhin:
Domaine Drouhin has been on the viticultural cutting edge in Oregon since our first plantings, and we continue to set the pace. The 90 acres of hillside vineyards that ribbon our 225-acre estate are at the very heart of Domaine Drouhin wines. Philippe Drouhin is in charge of all of the estate vineyards in Oregon & Burgundy & it is his vision & passion that drives our advances &... Read more
Domaine Drouhin has been on the viticultural cutting edge in Oregon since our first plantings, and we continue to set the pace. The 90 acres of hillside vineyards that ribbon our 225-acre estate are at the very heart of Domaine Drouhin wines. Philippe Drouhin is in charge of all of the estate vineyards in Oregon & Burgundy & it is his vision & passion that drives our advances & improvements in winegrowing year after year. Situated atop the Dundee Hills, between 400 and 800 feet in elevation, our site was selected for its remarkable similarity in climate, latitude and aspect to the legendary vineyards of Burgundy. DDO places more emphasis on viticulture than most producers in America. Our vines are perhaps the most densely-planted in the New World, with an average of 3,300 plants to the acre. We are also one of the few vineyards in the country to cultivate our own rootstocks and propagate all of our own plant materials. This allows us to further our vineyards with site specific rootstocks and plants. Read less

"A much more restrained nose speaks of softly spicy black cherry liqueur, anise, wood and violet scents. The highly seductive and gorgeously textured broad-shouldered flavors are notably better concentrated while coating the palate with dry extract that also serves to buffer the firm but not hard tannins that support the hugely long finish. What I find interesting about this wine is that notwithstanding the prominent tannins that should allow it to age for 15 to 20 years with no problem the abundant extract is such that it should also be agreeable after only 7 to 8 years of bottle age...94" Burghound 04/16 95+ Points, John Gilman, View From The Cellar: "The 2014 Bonnes-Mares from the Drouhin family, of which there are only two piéces this year, was still in cask in November. This is going to be a gorgeous vintage for this very underrated Drouhin grand cru, as the wine soars from the glass in a blaze of sappy black cherries, plums, raw cocoa, gamebird, a touch of nutskin, a superbly complex base of soil, mustard seed and cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and beautifully balanced, with a sappy core of fruit, superb soil inflection, ripe, suave tannins and a very, very long, focused and utterly pure finish. Great Bonnes-Mares in the making! 2025-2075." 12/15

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