93 Points Neil Martin
The Bonnes-Mares is displaying a little greenness on the nose, some sous-bois elements coming through with aeration and a hint of dried blood. The palate is finely balanced with that crushed stone quality evolving in the glass, pert red cherries and strawberry, coming across natural and refined with that kiss of blueberry just on the finish to remind you it is a Bonnes-Mares. Very fine. Drink 2010-2020+
93 Points Allen Meadows
A very high-toned, airy and layered nose of red berry fruit and distinct floral notes, particularly dried red and white rose petal with a touch of lavender, slides gracefully into pure, intense, rich, full and focused middle weight flavors that possess excellent power and punch with ample minerality on the wonderfully long and moderately austere finish. This is an outstanding effort in the context of the vintage.