96 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
Good red-ruby. Multidimensional nose offers black cherry, pungent minerals, brown spices, dark chocolate, mocha and underbrush, lifted by a positive peppery note. Dense, layered and sweet, with terrific spicy depth to its dark fruit flavors. This boasts uncanny volume for the year. Finishes wonderfully silky and very long, with extremely suave tannins. I raised my score each time I returned to the glass.
95 points Allen Meadows – Burghound
*Don’t Miss!* The only wine in the range to display any reduction yet it’s not enough to hide the intense and utterly seductive red and black cherry nose that is classy, refined and pure followed by detailed and like the Clos de Vougeot, unusually fine for the appellation yet there is no absence of the classic Bonnes Mares power and muscle, all wrapped in a mineral-infused and incredibly long finish. Despite how beautiful this is, the overall character is almost understated. The Bèze might display a bit more complexity but this is my stylistic favorite of the group.
94 points Wine Enthusiast
At the northern limit of Chambolle-Musigny, the wines from Bonnes-Mares often take on the character of the solid, foursquare wines of Morey-Saint-Denis. But, as with this, they also keep some of the sensuousness of Chambolle. There’s lovely, sweet fruit nicely restrained by the acidity and soft, dusty tannins. New wood flavors also add to the mix.