2004 Bonneau du Martray - Corton-Charlemagne 750ml

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2004 Bonneau du Martray - Corton-Charlemagne
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Reviews For This Wine

Burghound | 93

Now that this is in bottle, it's even better than I originally thought with a still reserved yet elegant nose of white flower, green apple, pear and natural spice and wet stone notes that introduce detailed, fresh and wonderfully intense flavors that are exceptionally clean and bright, culminating in a bone dry finish replete with superb minerality. This is not as dense as the '05 but the purity here is really something to see and as noted last year, it's sufficiently structured that it will need the better part of a decade to reach its apogee. Note that there was a trace of reduction on the nose and this would benefit from 30 minutes in a decanter should you elect to try one anytime soon.

Drink Dates: 2012+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: Issue 27

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Wine Spectator | 93

A focused beam, this white wraps its lime, mineral, apple and vanilla notes around a core of bracing acidity. Has intensity and balance, yet this is firm and crisp on the finish for now, with real stony length.

Drink Dates: 2010-2030
Author: Bruce Sanderson

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Score: 94
Author: RDV
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 04/02/2012
Score: 94
Author: Miguel L
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 01/30/2011
Drink Dates: 2012-2020
Better and better as time goes on. Reticent but bright at the onset, then filling out beautifully, the aromas and expressions get bigger by the minute. Fully evolved at this stage after 1-1.5 hours, and irresistible. But the future looks equally compelling. You won't make a mistake opening now, but you still might regret it later.
More Vintages and Sizes of Bonneau du Martray - Corton-Charlemagne:

2012 (750ml)
2011 (750ml)
2003 (750ml)

About This Producer

With vineyards donated by Emperor Charlemagne himself on the most desirable stretch of the Corton hill, Domain Bonneau Du Martray remains the largest single holding of the Charlemagne climate. It is the one and only domaine in Burgundy to produce exclusively Grand Cru wines and one of the finest white wine producers in the Cote D'Or. The estate's ownership has only changed hands three times since 775 with the current proprietor, Jean-Charles le Bault de la Monriere, taking over for his father in 1994.

The unique feature of the 9.5-hectare contiguous block of land is the orientation of the vines. Facing west and southwest at their altitude, the growing season is longer, which lends the wines greater complexity. As well as crafting perhaps Burgundy's most majestic Corton-Charlemagne, Bonneau Du Martray also produces a small amount of Grand Cru red Corton.

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