Bernard-Bonin 2018

Lucien Michel | January 21, 2021

An Open and Exuberant Vintage

We are excited to offer the 2018 vintage from Domaine Bernard Bonin that has just arrived at our warehouse. We are big fans of the extraordinary wines of this rising star in Meursault. Perfectly balanced with classic Meursault richness and a flamboyant edge.

While I personally love the 2017s for their sharp freshness, these tend to still be rather closed at the moment. The 2018s, on the contrary, are open and very pleasurable for drinking now. In 2018, Véronique Bonin and Nicolas Bernard produced very finely balanced wines, with more fruit exuberance than 2017, but retaining a lot of tension as well.

I am a huge fan of their lieux-dits village wines which offer so much quality for village wines.

Whilst the 1er Cru Puligny-Montrachet are as outstanding as the Meursaults, both of their 1er Cru parcels are on the Meursault side, and La Garenne sits above Folatières. The Domaine has owned these Puligny holdings since the beginning in 1998. The work, in this 7 hectare estate, is biodynamic with an intention to respect nature and express the terroir, which results in fresh, vibrant wines that are full of personality.

The lieux-dits:

Clos Cromin are the most structured and long-lived from this walled vineyard

Tillets are so vibrant with a beautiful mineral edge – my personal favorite

Le Limozin produces impressively complex wines, this parcel is known to produce whites of 1er Cru class