The 2017 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru is also showing brilliantly from bottle, unwinding in the glass with aromas of cassis, wild berries and plums mingled with notions of peonies, grilled squab, spices and musk. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered, with good concentration and ripe acids, framed by an ample endowment of fine, powdery tannin that renders this more structured than the corresponding Amoureuses but not in any sense more austere. While this is quite charming and expressive for young Bonnes Mares, at least a decade's patience will be warranted.
94+ points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Jan 2020)
The 2017 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru has a very floral bouquet of lively red berry fruit infused with pressed rose petal and wild heather. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins and a fine bead of acidity. Very elegant and poised, with a harmonious but not deep finish. As is often the case, a very enjoyable Bonnes-Mares, but not the strongest in Mugnier’s pack.
92 points, Neal Martin, Vinous (Jan 2020)