Tasted from bottle, the 2015 Bonalgue comes across a bit awkward, with green notes and burly tannins that dominate the wine’s balance. Today, the 2015 is quite aggressive and clearly a work in progress.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2022
Sweet and rich and satisfying on the nose. Very thick but not soupy; there is quite enough freshness. Hugely flattering with lots of tannin for the future.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2036
Robert Parker 91+
“Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Bonalgue-composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc-sings of exotic spices and cherry preserves with underlying notes of dried mulberries, potpourri and black tea plus a waft of dusty earth. Medium-bodied with lovely, plush tannins and just enough freshness to support the spicy fruits, it has a long, perfumed finish.”
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2032