A much more floral nose blends notes of dark currant, anise and a similar smoked meat component. The notably finer, indeed almost delicate, flavors possess deceptive density while delivering outstanding length on the balanced, firm and already nicely complex finale. Lovely and a wine that epitomizes ‘power without weight’.
The 2021 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru is another attractive wine in this range from Boillot. Medium in body and nicely lifted, the Bonnes Mares has plenty of energy, if not quite the depth or textural resonance of the very best years. This is a decidedly small-scaled Bonnes Mares.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2041
Jasper Morris 93-96
Mid crimson purple. This is usually my favourite grand cru chez Boillot, but for once I am finding the nose a bit more backward. A touch of wood, no shortage of fruit but undemonstrative. On the palate it is all there with a firmer structure, a wealth of powerful predominantly red berry fruit, an alpine strawberry, a couple of darker and wilder notes.
Anticipated maturity: 2030-2036