Wine Advocate 95-97 Points
The 2009 Bonnes Mares bursts onto the glass with a powerful, vibrant expression of fruit. It is a nearly immortal wine in the way it captures both elegance and power. The finish is substantial, precise and full of energy. I tasted the Bonnes Mares from a blend of the limestone-rich terres blanches and the clay-rich terres rouges, but also had a chance to taste both component wines separately, which was quite fascinating. In 2009 the terres blanches naturally shows more minerality and direction while the terres rouges sample is more overtly fruit driven. Clearly the blend is greater than the sum of its parts here. In 2009 the blend is approximately 45 % terres rouges and 55 % terres blanches. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2049.-AG
International Wine Cellar 95 Points
Bright medium red. Distinctly blacker on the nose than the Amoureuses, offering scents of blackberry, blueberry and peony. Wonderfully sweet and energetic on the palate, showing terrific stuffing but coming across as tightly coiled today. At once creamy and structured for long aging. Most impressive today on the firmly tannic, palate-staining finish. Roumier compared this to the 1990 version but says this one has firmer tannins. A great and long-lived wine in the making.-ST
Burghound 96 Points
This is also remarkably fresh with very ripe but not over ripe aromas of cassis, spice, stone and raspberry liqueur. There is a palpable sense of energy running through the rich, powerful and brooding broad-shouldered flavors that benefit from a huge dollop of dry extract that pushes the very firm tannic spine to the background on the explosive and youthfully austere finish that possesses genuinely outstanding length. I very much like the balance here and this should age effortlessly for decades.