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2007 Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

  • 94 WA
  • 92 IWC
  • 90 JR
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SKU: 48530-2007-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    De la Moriniere is always at pains to caution that his white |shuts down| for several years soon after bottling, but in that case I must have tasted his 2007 Corton-Charlemagne before that happened. Cooling herbal, restrained floral and bitter-sweet hints of black currant and citrus rind on the nose lead to a luscious tide of ripe yellow plum, white peach, lime, and grapefruit tinged with chalk, salt, and iodine. A silken texture in no way diminishes the impression of clarity and refreshment. Faintly honeyed and nut oil notes add a sense of richness and depth in a finish of utmost purity of refreshing fruit; clarity to mineral nuances; and vibratory energy. When one compares the 2006 side-by-side today, the latter does indeed show a more overt stoniness and - for all of its textural richness and additional amplitude -suffers slightly in comparison with such fresh fruit vivacity as accrues to the 2007. But either of these contrasting reflections of a great site should be well worth following for more than a decade.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Much milder and better mannered and calmer than the 2008 on the nose. Very juicy fruit and well mannered, well balanced on the mid palate with some quinine and a certain amount of elegance - not massive in build. But rather less exciting than the 2008. Perhaps this is just in a pre-blossoming stage? Neat. pH especially low at 3.005, TA nearly 8.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Pale yellow. Complex nose melds lemon, lime, apple, flowers, powdered stone and sexy fresh herbs. Silky on entry, then quite firm in the middle, with the crushed stone element initially dominating underlying fruit. With aeration, this showed a richer texture and emerging citrus fruit and floral qualities. There's a slightly saline quality here and a firm spine but the wine avoids coming off as hard or rough. Still, its classically dry finish, with flavors of pineapple and crushed stone, give it a youthful austerity. This was bottled in the spring of 2009, and I would not be surprised if it went into a shell in the next 6 to 12 months.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2009
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Tato
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: tiberite
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Drink Dates: 2015+
    Author: TCL
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Exceptional as it should be
    Author: Wingman
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.

Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 606 bottles owned
  • 79 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 79 collectors)