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thomas-moillard 2000 bonnes-mares

thomas moillard bonnes maresThis wine ‘only’ cost about €45 as an en-primeur – at that price it’s fantastic value. These vines are now owned by Dujac – I expect the 2005 vintage will cost at least €150!
2000 Thomas-Moillard, Bonnes-Marestry to find this wine...
Medium-plus garnet-red colour. The nose starts wide with a deep red core. Time adds a faint cedar with a mint edge that’s subtle enough to add a nice additional complexity rather than an obvious unripe element. The palate offers quite some surprises; the slightly astringent tannins are just a little rustic, but there is depth, plus a shape and acid balance that you would never assume to come from the ripe 2000 vintage. The concentration is ample, and delivered in a fresh and lithe, rather than fat way. The finish shows good, if not amazing length, but there’s a lot of complexity and depth here. It’s a young, rather ‘old school’ wine, but one that brims with value. I’ll revisit ~2012.
Rebuy – Yes

One response to “thomas-moillard 2000 bonnes-mares”

  1. Tom Blach

    Good to know Bill. I have some equally reasonably priced 99, which I think I’ll leave for a good few years yet.I don’t expect to be able to afford the product of this sector of the vineyard in future!

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