Healthy bright medium red. Totally different on the nose than the rest of the 2014s, offering aromas of musky red fruits, wild herbs and vegetable matter plus a touch of ripe-year prune without any impression of heat. Densely packed and seamless but a bit unforthcoming. The thick blueberry and blackberry fruit flavors boast terrific concentration but will need years to develop complexity. Finishes with big tongue-dusting tannins and superb palate-saturating length. (ST)
A background touch of oak sets off the equally cool and restrained aromas of admirably pure red currant, plum, violet and sandalwood hints. The sleek, intense and punchy broad-shouldered flavors possess obvious power and muscle along with a subtle minerality before concluding in a beautifully long and palate staining finish. As good as this is it is neither as refined as the Clos St. Denis nor as complex as the Charmes. Here too I underscore that patience will be required.
Ripe black fruit but also some lovely savoury notes with a round velvety texture and a spicy finish. A very ample wine.
The 2014 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru has a candied bouquet with blood orange (like the Clos Saint-Denis) and apricot scents, perhaps just a slight touch of volatile acidity here when compared to Arlaud's other Grand Crus? The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red and black fruit on the entry. This has quite a firm grip in the mouth, for me, perhaps just a bit too demonstrative on the finish and consequently, forsaking a little finesse. (NM)
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