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2002 Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / CORTON-CHARLEMAGNE
  • 92 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 48530-2002

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$175.00

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  • Rating: 17

    Decanted. This full-bodied, full-throttle almondy white burgundymanaged to stand up to pickled ginger and Thai king prawn salad.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    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.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2002 Corton-Charlemagne, revisited from bottle, sports a spicy, apple-scented nose and a long, light to medium-bodied personality. Well-focused and revealing a deep minerality, spice-laced pears, and white pepper, this elegant wine is complex, seamless, and possesses a beautifully extended finish.
    Author: Pierre Rovani
  • Rating: 93

    Brilliant and ultra fine aromas of green apples and limestone lead to almost Chablis-like intensity and razor-sharp, incredibly delineated, chiseled flavors that offer superb texture and an almost chewy finish. This is quite different from many examples of 2002 Corton-Charlemagne as this more of a world class gymnast than a weight lifter as it's sleek, silky and taut plus the delineation is like a hot knife through butter. In short, this is reference standard Corton-Charlemagne and highly recommended.
    Issue: 3rd Quarter, 2005
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Stephen G41
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: toonus
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Best Corton I have had yet. Got better over time. Seem to come into its own after 45 minutes but really blossom in an hour and a half. It has the cut and precision of a great Chablis, but a richness, blended with a soft minerality that is truly elegant. This is really powerful with a finish that won't end. Very structured, with green apple and honeysuckle. Wow!
    Drink Dates: 2010+
    Author: Ricknat1
  • Self | Rating:

    Undrinkable. Oxidized beyond recognition!
    Author: Todd W59
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.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 758 bottles owned
  • 121 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 121 collectors)