Dominique Laurent Bonnes Mares 2000
Ruby-red. Confectionery aromas of tiny wild fruits, minerals and smoke; the Chambolle character dominates today, whereas last year the '99 Bonnes-Mares was more Morey. Sappy, sweet and quite refined; an extremely pure wine that already exudes compelling inner-mouth perfume. Finishes with firm tannins and superb fruit intensity and persistence. Tasted from only 100% new oak, as this wine had not yet been racked into a second new barrel. A wine of extravagant sweetness, and the best in the cave on this day.
Maison Dominique Laurent is a negociant business started in 1988 by a former patissier. He makes small quantities of red and white Burgundy wines from many of the appellations.He favours grapes from plots with old vines and also uses oak barrels he makes himself.In 2006 he bought with his son Jean 3 hectares in Meursault and another 3 in Nuits Saint Georges and this is now called Domaine Lauren et fils