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2013 Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru


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SKU: 48530-2013

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Bright, pale yellow. Tight aromas of mirabelle, crushed herbs, licorice and powdered stone are complicated by a distinctive oyster shell quality and a hint of orange zest. Dense and creamy but juicy too, showing good cut and a light touch. Perhaps not squeaky-clean but the exotic orange zest and mineral flavors carry well on the gripping, slightly bitter-edged finish. This youthfully austere wine needs at least five years of cellaring.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2013 Corton-Charlemagne was decimated by hail that reduced the crop by 70%. What survived was raised in one-third new oak, as has been the policy over 40 years when Charles's father made the wine. Allowing the grand cru to open over ten minutes (while discussing the travails of Burgundy with Charles) it opens to reveal a clean and pure, somehow |nonchalant| bouquet with peach skin and lime flower that is nicely defined and entwined with the oak. There is a spicy, lemongrass note just on the tip of the tongue on the finish, although at this stage I feel that the 2012 had more complexity and persistence. Let's see if it puts on more weight by the time of bottling.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Burghound | Rating: 93

    There is a very subtle hint of sulfur to the mildly exotic, cool and fresh aromas of apple, floral and discreet spice and oak scents. The delicious and overtly stony broad-shouldered flavors possess a really lovely mouth feel before terminating in a moderately austere and impressively persistent finish. I like the textured quality of the mid-palate and while I don't see the same development potential here that I see in the 2014, this notably firm effort should certainly be more than respectable if allowed sufficient bottle age.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Lime, Lemon, Pear, Apple, Passion Fruit, Stoniness, Light toast, Apple Blossom, Pistachio
    Author: Roher Maximilian
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

  • 97 bottles owned
  • 16 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 16 collectors)