A surprisingly expressive and high-toned nose of blue, black and violet aromas trimmed in touches of smoke, earth and wood that precedes the supple and exceptionally fresh flavors that are detailed, textured, serious and powerful with huge underlying reserves of material and along with the RSV, the longest finale of the group. This displays the youthful austerity one would expect from a classically structured Bonnes Mares and should age effortlessly yet is not so firmly structured that it will be unapproachable young. In a word, brilliant. 93-96 points - Burghound.com
Wine Advocate Review:
Dujacs 2005 Bonnes Mares smells of black raspberry, wood smoke, sage and horehound. Intense, tart but ripe black raspberry fills the mouth with vivid juiciness, backed by persistently pungent herbal concentrates, bitter chocolate, and saline minerality. Abundant but refined tannins allied to energetic fruit of untamed intensity combine in a long finish and seem to assure that this is another Dujac cru with superb aging potential.
Deep redruby. Powerful, bracing, medicinal aromas of blueberry, blackberry pastille, mocha, licorice and mint. Almost shockingly precise and penetrating but painfully tight today. This is broad and large scaled yet the overwhelming impression is of juicy cut and sharp focus. An utterly palate staining, austere young wine that should be great well into its third decade of life in bottle.