2013 Bonnes-Mares, Grand Cru, Olivier Bernstein, Burgundy

2013 Bonnes-Mares, Grand Cru, Olivier Bernstein, Burgundy

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2013 Bonnes-Mares, Grand Cru, Olivier Bernstein, Burgundy

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Olivier finds that whole bunch fermentation particularly suits this wine. It displays a rich powerful purple, indeed a noble, imperial colour. This wine has the most glossy fruit, bigger, deeper and darker than any of the preceding Grands Crus. The palate offers tightly-packed black and blue fruit – very ripe cherry, blackberry and bramble, yet still with a refreshing mineral crunch.
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Here too there is a subtle trace of wood sitting atop the intensely floral and spicy aromas of plum and dark currant. There is an earth component running the length of the textured, concentrated and muscular broad-shouldered flavors that possess fine mid-palate density, all wrapped in a firmly tannic but not especially austere or rustic finale. Good stuff but note well that patience will be essential.
burghound.com - Apr 2015 Read more
Jancis Robinson MW17.5/20
Dense and vibrant. Bitter cherries and energy. Lots of dry tannins on the end. But it’s ambitious. Not friendly at the moment but no lack of fruit or intensity. Just finishes a bit dry and severe…
Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com - Nov 2014 Read more

About this WINE

Olivier Bernstein

Olivier Bernstein

Much has changed in Burgundy, both economically and climatologically, since Olivier Bernstein began his eponymous project with the 2007 vintage. Yet the aim here remains essentially the same: to produce wines of the highest possible quality and to forego nothing in a quest to create elegant, sensual and refined wines that can sit comfortably among the top wines of Burgundy.

It is this quest for perfection that has seen Olivier cease production of two of his Premiers Crus in order to focus on his domaine holding in Champeaux, and the seven Grands Crus which are now well established in the range: Charmes-Chambertin; Mazis-Chambertin; Chambertin Clos de Bèze; Chambertin; Clos de la Roche; Bonnes Mares; and Clos de Vougeot.

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

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