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Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue, Bonnes-Mares 1996

Your Price: $399.00

Producer: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue
Optimum drinking: 2017-2018
Rating: 92-95 eRobertParker.com
Grape varieties: Pinot Noir 100%
Appellation: A.O.C. Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Comte Georges de Vogüé is at the pinnacle of Burgundian Pinot Noir.

The current owner, Elizabeth, Baronne Bertrand de Ladoucette, represents the 20th generation of the same family to be the head of what is arguably Burgundy’s longest wine dynasty. Elizabeth’s successful formula is based upon applying the best of traditional knowledge with modern techniques to her limestone-based vines. The soil contributes to the domaine's light, feminine style of Pinot renowned for its elegance, concentration and refinement.

"I loved this medium-to-dark ruby-colored wine. Earthy aromas of stones, minerals, blood, and blueberries can be found in this medium-to-full-bodied, tightly wound, sensual, and seductive wine. Seemingly unending layers of black raspberries, cherries, wild blueberries, tangy red currants, and fresh herbs can be found in this complex, rich, silky-textured, and profound wine. Its sublime finish, which provides the taster with yet another opportunity to witness this offering's gorgeous purity of fruit, has a firm yet supple backbone. An extraordinary Bonnes Mares!" eRobertParker.com

"Good fresh dark red. Flamboyant nose combines blueberry, blackberry, licorice and Cuban tobacco; distinctly blacker aromas than the '97. Great sweetness and penetration on the palate; flavors are given thrust and grip by a strong spine of acids and tannins. Quintessential grand cru intensity without excess weight. Extremely long, noble finish. Fascinating Bonnes-Mares, and likely to be very long-lived." Stephen Tanzer

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