domaine de la vougeraie, bonnes mares grand cru 2018
BURGHOUND.COM
96
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
95

2018 domaine de la vougeraie, bonnes mares grand cru

Why We're Buying

Domaine de la Vougeraie specializes in high-quality wines destined for aging and investment portfolios. Its grand cru pinot noir from Bonnes-Mares stands out for its large-scaled flavors and robust profile, helping make the estate a destination visit for wine enthusiasts and investors. This red wine has also appreciated 55.3% from 2017 to 2021.

Critics Scores

BURGHOUND.COM
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Burghound.com

A much more subtle though not invisible touch of oak surrounds the even more floral-inflected aromas of blue berry liqueur, anise, tea and newly turned earth. There is outstanding volume and mid-palate concentration thanks to the abundant dry extract that imparts a seductive quality to the mid-palate that contrasts considerably with the very, very structured and hugely long and powerful finish. This is an absolute knockout and would be a candidate for the Bonnes Mares of the vintage.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

One of the highlights of the range is the 2018 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru, a striking wine that offers up aromas of wild berries, rose petals, grilled squab and burning embers. On the palate, it's full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with refined tannins but serious depth and structure. This is a muscular wine from Domaine de la Vougeraie, and it will prove long lived.

VINOUS
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Vinous

The 2018 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru comes from three parcels, two up on the terraces on terre blanche soils and one on terre rouge_, from mainly 65-year-old vines and using 90% whole bunch. It has a crisp bouquet with touches of dark chocolate and tobacco infusing the black fruit, becoming earthier with continued aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannins matched by a keen thread of acidity. This feels gentle and approachable for a Grand Cru, and quite focused, with a lilting finish. Fine.

BURGHOUND
96

Burghound

A much more subtle though not invisible touch of oak surrounds the even more floral-inflected aromas of blue berry liqueur, anise, tea and newly turned earth. There is outstanding volume and mid-palate concentration thanks to the abundant dry extract that imparts a seductive quality to the mid-palate that contrasts considerably with the very, very structured and hugely long and powerful finish. This is an absolute knockout and would be a candidate for the Bonnes Mares of the vintage.