Perhaps my personal favorite from le Moine is the Bonnes Mares which can go head to head with any of the greats from this hallowed bit of terroir. It has become the signature wine of Lucien Le Moine and encompasses the fruit, tannin, sweetness and spice of all that is red Burgundy.
This red is saturated with cherry, raspberry, floral, mineral and spice aromas and flavors. Shows depth, with a core of sweet fruit that builds on the palate. Sandalwood and licorice accents emerge as this expands on the long, complex aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2045. 38 cases imported. - Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator
(14% alcohol; from three different parcels; nearly totally destemmed): Good dark ruby-red. Raspberry and pepper aromas are lifted by floral, spicy and herbal nuances on the very pure, perfumed nose. Sappy red and dark berry flavors project terrific peppery energy, with a note of chocolate emerging with air. This very deep wine will need considerable bottle aging. Finishes with superb spreading tanning and palate-staining length. One of the highest in alcohol among this extraordinary set of 2016s but with plenty of buffering extract. A great Bonnes-Mares in the making, from a vintage that was generally kind to this grand cru except for some frost losses close to the village of Chambolle. - Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media
2014 Lucien Le Moine Bonnes Mares
$339.00/bottle (limited - pre-arrival) Buy Now
96 VM / 93-95 WA / 92-94 BH / 97 WS