Part of the New Fine Wine Parcel.
Winemaker and Estate Director Jean-Michel Laporte advised that the harvest took place between 17th and 27th September and that the assemblage was 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. As one has come to expect of the property in recent years, they have turned out one of the successes of the commune. Whilst not a heavyweight, La Conseillante displays luscious, attractive fruit, poise and refreshing fruit. Part of the New Fine Wine Parcel.
Nicolas has always regarded Bonnes-Mares as one of his finest wines and nothing has changed in the 2008 vintage. Rich and concentrated, with a satin-like texture, this has real presence. With ripe, firm tannins and a long, complex finish, it is a terrific example of this lovely vintage. Part of the New Fine Wine Parcel.
Ideal conditions for botrytis were challenged by uneven ripening. This latter demanded obsessive attention to detail during the numerous picking passes through the vineyard. Yquem's resources permit such meticulous care and inevitably have resulted in a wine which is of magnificent richness, personality, harmony and persistence. Outstanding. Part of the New Fine Wine Parcel.