2010 - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru Bonneau du Martray
08B0CCBMB _ 2010 - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru Bonneau du Martray - 12x75cl
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Bonneau du Martray
Region
Corton-Charlemagne
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2013 - 2020
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now

2010 CORTON CHARLEMAGNE GRAND CRU BONNEAU DU MARTRAY - 12x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Bonneau du Martray
Region
Corton-Charlemagne
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2013 - 2020
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £4,232.14 (Inc. VAT)
Go to Basket

Need help? Call +44 (0)20 7793 7900 or email wine@goedhuis.com.

Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2011

    Delicious, pure, gentle, buttery aromas, on the palate this wine starts with huge levels of refinement, which open up into creamy nuttiness and great texture. This is subtle and graceful and yet powerful. This is a wonderful wine with a lovely fine mineral finish.

  • BURG1

    Burghound, June 2012,
    Score: 92-95

    A very subtle hint of wood frames the restrained, airy, cool and very fresh nose of green apple, citrus and lightly spiced pear aromas that introduce intensely mineral-driven flavors that possess a mouth feel of pure silk. There is ample dry extract that buffers well the very firm and bright acidity that supports the transparent, long and refined finish. This is beautifully well-balanced and while it’s very early on, this appears that it will reach its apogee somewhat sooner than is typical. Drink: 2018+.

  • BURG

    Burghound, April 2012,
    Score: 92-95

    This is almost as ripe as the 2009 version with a similar nose save that there is less cassis influence present. The impressively rich and extremely concentrated large-scaled flavors brim with dry extract that enrobes the tannins while seemingly rendering them less prominent than they are in reality. This muscular and almost painfully intense effort terminates in a firm, dusty and serious yet impeccably well-balanced finish, which should enable this to age well for decades to come. Drink: 2025+.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, January 2012,
    Score: 17.5

    This had been racked at the end of Aug 2011 and was still on the lees. No fining. Looked deeper than the 2009. A floral, very linear nose with more obvious fruit than the 2009. Good weight on the palate. Great fresh lemon verbena appeal. Very pretty and appealing. Not massive and super clean, almost scrubbed. Dancing and lively and still slightly astringent on the finish. Drink 2015-2025

More Tasting Notes Hide More Tasting Notes

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.