2006 - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru Bonneau du Martray
08A6CCBMB _ 2006 - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru Bonneau du Martray - 12x75cl
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Bonneau du Martray
Region
Corton-Charlemagne
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2011 - 2022
Case size
12x75cl
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2006 CORTON CHARLEMAGNE GRAND CRU BONNEAU DU MARTRAY - 12x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Bonneau du Martray
Region
Corton-Charlemagne
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2011 - 2022
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
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Case price £2,552.14 (Inc. VAT)
 
Case price £2,612.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, January 2008

    Discreet and elegant, Bonneau du Martray's 2006 offers a finely tuned palate of floral notes, lemongrass and citrus peel. Its exceptional freshness adds lots of lift and cleansing undertones while its minerality gives it poise and elegance. The ballet dancer of wines. Drink 2011 - 2020+.

  • BURG1

    Burghound, July 2009,
    Score: 94

    The '06 is more obviously riper than the '07 with a complex, ripe and elegant mix of green apple, spice and minerality that complements perfectly the round, rich, detailed and stony flavors that possess ample mid-palate fat and superb depth of material, all wrapped in a gorgeously long and drenching finish. A study in harmony and grace that should also age well for years. Drink: 2014+.

  • BURG

    Burghound, July 2008,
    Score: 92-94

    The '06 is more obviously floral in aromatic character than the '05 with a complex, ripe and elegant mix of green apple, spice and minerality that complements perfectly the round, rich, detailed and stony flavors that possess ample mid-palate fat and superb depth of material, all wrapped in a gorgeously long and palate staining finish. A study in harmony and grace. Drink: 2014+.Comments: sweet spot!

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, January 2009,
    Score: 93-94

    Jean-Charles Le Bault de Martray has established a singular track record for wine from a single large parcel in the heart of the original Charlemagne vineyards of Corton. His distinctive methods typically include separate fermentation of each vineyard block; a year in barrel with late summer malolactic; and a full six months on the fine lees in tank, in which state I tasted his 2006 Corton-Charlemagne. An architect by training, Le Bault de Martray values -brightness, precision and proportionality- and it is easy to see those virtues exemplified in this wine, characterized by clarity, subtlety, firmness of structure, and sheer refreshment unusual for the vintage. Scents of fresh lime, heliotrope and white peach usher in a subtly-creamy yet persistently bright and juicy display of continued citrus, peach, and inner-mouth floral notes. Airy and elegant, this finishes almost delicately but tenaciously. Le Bault de Martray cautions that his Corton-Charlemagne virtually uniformly -shuts down- for several years soon after bottling. I would recommend planning on revisiting this 2006 in 3-5 years and it should repay at least an additional decade-s bottle maturation.

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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.