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 Vintage1991 Label 1 of 44 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 1990 vintage.)
ProducerBonneau du Martray (web)
SubRegionCôte de Beaune
AppellationCorton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2000 and 2020 (based on 1 user opinion)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 91.7 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 24 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Frank Murray III on 7/25/2015: This started out a bit smoky, reminding me of the fruit and aromatics of the recent Marcassin I had. However, it took only some air and ox time to shed that stuff and it became nothing like Marcassin but instead just really beautiful, youthful, 25 year old white burgundy. Flint, lemon drop, smoky and lime skin with orange blossom. Instead of Marcassin, it ended up reminding me more like Copain Brosseau, the fruit profile and texture. When I finally finished the last ounce or so at about the 3 hour mark into dinner, the acidity had really emerged and the lemon drop note was gorgeous. For a wine to show this well at 25 years old and remain youthful, it's a real gift to enjoy wines like this one. Loved it. (108 views)
 Tasted by brigcampbell on 7/25/2015: Book Club (The Winery, Newport Beach, CA): Blind. Guessed white burg.

Wow, I have very limited white burg experience but have heard many talk about it so when the nose exploded with flint, matchstick, and sulphur it sounded familiar. Fruit is a mild lemon and very long finish. I thought this was awesome. (55 views)
 Tasted by Jeremy Holmes on 12/13/2013: From magnum this looked good. It was just a little wooly on the nose and had some toasty development. The white peach fruit was generous in the mouth and there's good volume and richness. It lacks the piercing line of the great BdM's but is delicious right now none the less. (1812 views)
 Tasted by coremill on 6/28/2013 flawed bottle: Ex-domaine bottle, perfect cork, beautiful color .... and it's badly corked. ARGHGH. (2287 views)
 Tasted by pads on 1/1/2013 & rated 92 points: persistance d'une belle acidité puis beau gras et belle longueur (2567 views)
 Tasted by DBrinkmann on 11/9/2012 & rated 90 points: Winespecials Wine Evening (Villa im Park / Kirchheim): Bright, pale golden yellow, nose almost closed, strong minerality, complex, strong acidity, long finish. Has potential for 5-10 more years. (2792 views)
 Tasted by dead puddle on 3/7/2012 & rated 90 points: Blind tasted. Pop up and pour. Straw hue. Nose of caramel, pastrie and fresh pineaple. Mouth silky, integrated burned oak, a touch of cereals, enough freshness, balanced and low bitterness. Elegant. Medium finish. Perhaps the fruit could been more extracted. Sorry, it is blind noting, I didn't thought it was so old. So the caramel is a tertiary flavour. Drink it. Surely on the way down, but good. (3539 views)
 Tasted by godx on 2/7/2012 & rated 91 points: WineFanatic Grand Cru Burgundy Offline (Vancouver, BC): Tasted blind – This was slightly darker than the ’00 Boillot—medium yellow. Quite a difference coming from the Boillot to this as this wine was very tight on the nose and clean of any sulfur. After some time in the glass and vigorous swirling the nose starting opening a bit giving notes of coconut, tropical fruits and floral. Richer and weightier in the mouth but with good acidity and freshness that made this seem more youthful than the Boillot. This, just like the Boillot, could use more time and based on this bottle, will improve with another 3-5 years in the cellar. While the Boillot seemed to have more complexity going on (especially on the nose), this offered perhaps a bit more generosity and richness and in the mouth so it’s really hard to pick a favorite...but on this night, I’d give a slight nod to the Boillot. Excellent. 91+ (2553 views)
 Tasted by Flavito on 12/18/2011 & rated 89 points: A little tired and alcoholic, the least great from a fantastic trio. (2022 views)
 Tasted by Jeremy Holmes on 12/13/2011: Mature but still fresh with subtle aromas of white flowers, white peaches and a lick of minerality. Round and textured in the mouth with a gentle kiss of acidity on the finish. Certainly stood up well in this exalted line up. (1501 views)
 Tasted by Ludi on 7/18/2011 & rated 93 points: Wonderfully golden with some green hues. Nose reminds of acacia, hazelnut, flintstone and tropical fruits. Youthful mouth, very mineral, incredible length. (1629 views)
 Tasted by Jeremy Holmes on 2/12/2011: The aroma has a hint of the exotic and a little candy. In the mouth it has great shape, is rich and textured with a solid mineral base. It finishes long and minerally and is drinking just so well. (1473 views)
 Tasted by ricknat1 on 6/1/2010 & rated 92 points: At the Domaine: Very clean with a creamy aftertaste, very fresh. Not the same “Chablis” Minerality that I expect. The year was over cropped with high malic content. (1872 views)
 Tasted by Lord Rayas on 5/31/2010 & rated 92 points: MNSC - Alex (Caprice): Opulent nose of toast, minerals, popcorn, lemon and honey. A tad short on the finish. Still excellent overall. (2318 views)
 Tasted by Peech on 5/31/2010 & rated 95 points: A very beautiful wine. Lots of toast, minerals, popcorn, lemon, honey, smoke, sulfur... Nose was huge, fragrant and opulent, and the wine was incredibly smooth on the palate. (2038 views)
 Tasted by astroman on 1/29/2010: Slightly musky with good depth. Seemly youthful prob ex chautea. (2098 views)
 Tasted by Paul S on 1/29/2010 & rated 92 points: Simple Series II: Henry's Birthday (Ming Kee, Macpherson Road): I enjoyed this. There was always just that suspicion of TCA with this bottle, but the quality of the wine still shone through somehow. Colour was surprisingly light for a wine of this age. Nose had a sweet muskiness to it, along with honey notes, flowers and cream fraiche with an edge of slatey mineral. There was a dried woody, almost cardboardy smell lingering in there somewhere though - not altogether pleasant on that count. The same woody, cardboard hints permeated the palate as well. However, there was still plenty of flavour on the wine. Rich, but super fresh, it showed great balanced and an almost chiselled structure, with honeyed tones and a touch of meatiness in a creamy textured body, along with a great streak of rocky mineral that defined the wine from attack to its long, focused finish. A little less complex than my previous experience with Bonneau du Matray maybe? But that could have been because of TCA. Nevertheless, there was still more than enough in here to make it a really nice wine. (2570 views)
 Tasted by 60ouvrees on 8/24/2009: Holding up quite well though perhaps lacking sufficient acidity to balance the considerable power. (2253 views)
 Tasted by Jeremy Holmes on 5/22/2008: This was a bottle from ex Domaine stock that has just lobbed in Australia and it shows. It is so fresh and vibrant with aromatics of lemon curd, crushed rocks, white peach and toast. If it weren’t for just a faint hint of white mushroom you’d swear it was a five year old or younger. In the mouth it was rich and detailed and beautifully balanced. It doesn’t possess a lot of acidity and I suspect the wine has aged on its minerality (a concept I believe Kevin Harvey was talking about a few months back). It is perfect now but in no danger of decline given further careful cellaring. (1385 views)
 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 5/14/2008 & rated 93 points: Light, very lively; reticent, seamless and classically styled, at room temperature aromas of honey, minerals, yellow prune and apricot emerge; vegetables and spices, finesse and grandeur but also rather puzzling. (1365 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 3/16/2008 & rated 93 points: Dinner at home with Jeff, MacDonald's and Knox's. First bottle was corked and what a shame. Drinking perfectly right now. Still has some nice acidity. Lovely wine. (2723 views)
 Tasted by jrufusj on 10/2/2006: Damn Good Burgs and a Toast to Hanky J (Keyaki Grill at Capital Tkyu Hotel): Rich yellow-gold. Touch of vanilla oak on the nose, along with citrus over crisp apple, brie rind, and warm stone. A tiny hint of volatility or heat, but that passes quickly and doesn’t reappear. On the palate, great mineral to open, turning smokey on a mid-palate that features rich ripe white fruit, cream and granite, and a whiff of anise, especially on the finish. Full, sweet but clean, great showing for an underrated vintage. After a long time in the glass, settles into a lovely lemony sweet slightly candied mode but never gets cloying or loses freshness. Beautiful now but with time in hand. (3865 views)
 Tasted by Henman on 5/4/2003: N: elegant and floral on the nose.
P: elegant,pleasant with various floral notes on palate. (1813 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Allen Meadows
Burghound (11/17/2008)
(Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound (11/22/2005)
(Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, Hotlanta (1/4/2008)
(Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne) The 1991 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne was only a step behind the 1989, which was surprising given the perceived disparity between the two vintages for white Burgundies. The ’91 had a smoky coconut nose, still fresh up front and nice in the back, too. There was dust, leather and spice to its finish, and Dasha admired its ‘coffee’ and found it to be her favorite of the flight  92 points
By Bill Nanson
Burgundy-Report (12/1/2006)
(Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne) Medium golden. Hints of oxidation - though mild - concentrated, nice texture, more oxidatative notes but acceptable, good acidity and heavily corked…
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Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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