2012 Vire Clesse (2017 Release)

Bongran (Jean Thevenet); Domaine de

90Average Score
White
2019-2026
12x75cl
-
1 Immediate | 0 Marketplace
£243.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
90
Drinking window
2019-2026
Critic Notes

90+ points. (this wine took a long time to ferment, like the 2004; the average age of these vines is about 50 years, but some are as old as 100, according to Gautier Thévenet): Full yellow with faint gold tinge. Highly distinctive nose melds very ripe yellow fruits and iodiney minerality; this wine from marne blanche will go white-truffley with another five years in the bottle. Very rich and dense, with the firm acidity and supporting minerality to give it a rather dry impression in spite of its 3.9 g/l r.s. Slightly aggressive on the back end. This wine has huge material and underlying structure to support aging but it's not expressive or harmonious today and will require patience. Oct 2016, www.vinous.com, Drink: 2019-2026

Score: 90-/100Stephen TanzerDrinking Window: 2019-2026

Golden coloured and intense, slightly unctuous, rich look in the glass. A full, expressive and complex nose with layers of quince, white flowers, luscious honeyed stone fruit and a marine salinity. Intensely rich and generous on the palate underpinned by salty minerality, vibrant acidity and marmalade notes, highlighting fresh notes of pink grapefruit and peach, which carries it through to a persistent mineral finish. Classic Bongran: immensely concentrated but fresh, alive and vivid. Very impressive quality for this often overlooked appellation. Oct 2017, FINE+RARE, Drink: 2017-2030

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Product details
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Sub-region
-
Colour
White
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
14%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2019-2026
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Sub-region
-
Colour
White
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
14%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2019-2026
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