2005 - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru Bonneau du Martray
08A5CCBMB _ 2005 - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru Bonneau du Martray - 12x75cl
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Bonneau du Martray
Region
Corton-Charlemagne
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2011 - 2020
Case size
12x75cl
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2005 CORTON CHARLEMAGNE GRAND CRU BONNEAU DU MARTRAY - 12x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Bonneau du Martray
Region
Corton-Charlemagne
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2011 - 2020
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £3,392.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, January 2007

    At the time of tasting, this wine was still on its lees indicating that it will be even richer and more expressive than it was this past November. Despite its "unfinished" state, it was bountiful and full-bodied with unctuous exotic fruit, pear and citrus flavours that filled the palate with notable roundness and length. Incredible. The Rolls Royce of Corton Charlemagne.

  • BURG1

    Burghound, July 2007,
    Score: 93-95

    Ripe yet distinctly discreet and reserved green fruit and floral aromas that are airy, pure and lightly spicy merge into intense, precise and penetrating medium full flavors blessed with terrific acid/fruit balance and huge length. This is really a lovely wine that is presently a tightly coiled spring and in need of extended bottle aging to really put on display the superb potential here. A stunner and one of the best examples of this appellation in 2005. Drink: 2013+.

  • BURG

    Burghound, July 2008,
    Score: 95

    A ripe and classic nose of distinctly discreet and reserved green fruit and floral aromas that are airy, pure and lightly spiced merge into intense, precise and penetrating medium full flavors blessed with terrific acid/fruit balance and huge length. This is really a lovely wine that is presently a tightly coiled spring and in need of extended bottle aging to really put on display the superb potential here. An understated stunner of a wine as well as ultra refined and one of the best examples of this appellation in 2005. Drink: 2015+.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, January 2007,
    Score: 18

    Exceptionally clean and frank - very direct. This vintage, tasted after five other vintages of Bonneau du Martray's Corton-Charlemagnes, does seem to split the difference between the richness of2003 and the acidity of 2004. Lovely dancing thing with real structure - and power too. Very tight and dense. A lovely dancer with lots of lemony acidity and some creaminess. On the finish: chewy, craquant. Long and just so clean.

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Producer

Domaine Bonneau du Martray

As legend goes, Charlemagne, king of the Franks, ordered Chardonnay planted in the vineyard of Corton during his reign in the 8th century so as he would not stain his light-coloured beard during moments of great thirst. Whether this is mere romantic fallacy, what cannot be denied is the exceptional quality of this appellation, particularly the wines from Bonneau du Martray. Domaine Bonneau du Martray planted its noble roots shortly after the French Revolution when vineyard land was swooped up from the church and resold to often wealthy bourgeoisies. Over the years, bits and pieces were chiselled off due to family divisions to what remains of the estate today - 11 hectares. Despite its losses, it remains the largest vineyard holder in Le Corton climat (9.5 ha) and is the only domaine besides Domaine de la Romanée Conti that produces exclusively grands crus. Since 1994, the domaine has been managed by Comte Jean-Charles le Bault de la Morinière, the great nephew to René Bonneau du Martray. Though the family owns a small amount of Corton (which is treated as the spoiled baby of the family), their Corton Charlemagne is the wine for which they are celebrated. Regal and powerful, it is a wine which conquers the palate and is without a doubt, one of the finest white Burgundies produced in the Côte d'Or.

Region

Corton-Charlemagne

As legend goes, Charlemagne, king of the Franks, ordered Chardonnay planted in the vineyard of Corton during his reign in the 8th century so as he would not stain his light-coloured beard during moments of great thirst. This may be mere romantic fallacy, but what cannot be denied is the exceptional quality of this Grand Cru appellation in Aloxe Corton in the Cote de Beaune.