Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. Lighter in color, there are plenty of pretty, demure red berry fruits on the nose of the Bonnes-Mares 2011 from Domaine de la Vougeraie: very pure and translating the essence of Pinoté, albeit not the kind of aromatics for someone seeking opulence. The palate is medium-bodied with very well-judged acidity. This just glides across the palate and down the throat in effortless fashion. Bon vin.
Domaine de la Vougeraie Reviews
There is just enough wood to notice on the ever-so-slightly reduced nose so I would suggest giving this 15 to 20 minutes of air if you’re going to try a bottle in its youth. There is an undercurrent of minerality that adds lift to the delicious, round and supple medium weight flavors that possess good punch and detail on the crisp, dry and clean citrus-infused finish that again offers good persistence if only moderate depth. 88/2016+
This is slightly more aromatically complex with its attractively fresh nose of nut oil, lemon, straw and pear. There is a lovely sense of underlying tension to the mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that display good cut on the very clean, refreshing and saline finish. This is really quite pretty and should drink well soon after its release. 89/2016+