1996 Domaine Robert Groffier Pere & Fils Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France
Rated 95 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This extraordinary wine is dark ruby-colored and displays awesome aromas of deeply ripe cassis, blackberries, and violets. It is oily-textured, super-extracted, rich, ample, broad, and concentrated. This masculine, structured, and muscular wine is also refined, delineated, and lively. Waves of candied plums, blueberries, and cherries are intermingled with oak spices and mineral flavors in this immensely long and admirable Bonnes Mares. Projected maturity: 2003-2012+.
This wine was a first-rate example of its terroir. The meticulous work of Serge Groffier (Robert's son) in the vineyards is evidenced by each glassful of nectar from this well-known and certainly soon-to-be-famous domaine.
This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered between December 1, 1997 and mid-January, 1998.