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Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(2002 Vintage) Domaine Bonneau du Martray, on the hillside of the village of Pernand-Vergelesses, is a continuous vineyard of 27 acres, unusual in Burgundy. In a word, elegance. The effects of the terroir combined with restrained use of oak result in very long-lived wines that marry superbly with food. Ideally they need a few years bottle age to allow the very complex flavors to bloom. Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne, a wine of extraordinary richness and aging potential, only begins to shows its true colors read more...Domaine Bonneau du Martray, on the hillside of the village of Pernand-Vergelesses, is a continuous vineyard of 27 acres, unusual in Burgundy. In a word, elegance. The effects of the terroir combined with restrained use of oak result in very long-lived wines that marry superbly with food. Ideally they need a few years bottle age to allow the very complex flavors to bloom. Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne, a wine of extraordinary richness and aging potential, only begins to shows its true colors after 6-10 years. Boasting terrific aromatic richness, the white flower and ripe apple-scented 2002 Corton-Charlemagne has awesome depth, gorgeous balance, and is impressively refined. Copious quantities of spiced minerals are intermingled with white fruits in its intense, fresh, concentrated core. This light to medium-bodied wine is not a blockbuster, yet I’d rather dine with Audrey Hepburn than Anna Nicole Smith. (hide)

Expert Reviews
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  • Burghound
    (2008 Vintage) "There is a hint of exoticism to the citrus, pear and white peach suffused nose that is presently trimmed in a noticeable, if very slight, touch of sulfur. The rich and extremely fresh middle weight plus flavors possess an impressive amount of dry extract as well as ample mineral influence on the austere and ultra-pure finish that seems to go on and on. This powerful and impeccably well balanced but presently closed effort should live for many years though it will probably come to its peak 10 to ...
  • Burghound
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Burghound in Issue 26, Apr 01, 2007.
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 11/20/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (2002 Vintage) "Shows fine density, even a slight astringency. Ripe apple and peach flavors are rich and persistent, with vanilla and mineral notes emerging on the finish. The long, expansive finish reveals its potential. Best from 2008 through 2018. 4,000 cases made."
  • Decanter
    (1994 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Harmonious, with beautiful fresh fruit and strong mineral influence.