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 Vintage2005 Label 1 of 28 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2006 vintage.)
ProducerBonneau du Martray (web)
SubRegionCôte de Beaune
AppellationCorton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2014 and 2023 (based on 27 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 93 pts. and median of 93 pts. in 84 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Tenuta Stefan on 5/2/2015 flawed bottle: Yet another premox white Burgundy.

The low acidity and all the flavours reminds me of a Hermitage Blanc.
Even if it doesn't perform as it should it is a nice match with the cheese and chark the host bring on the table.

My second premox bottle of this wine in the vintage 2005. 5 bottles have I tried since 2009.
But I've never had a premox 2006 nor 2007. Good to know. (712 views)
 Tasted by BradE on 4/11/2015: Slightly ox'd. (600 views)
 Tasted by BradE on 4/11/2015: Also slightly ox'd. (654 views)
 Tasted by BradE on 4/10/2015: From 375ml. Very, very tasty. Love it. (698 views)
 Tasted by Vini Ciclismo on 2/15/2015 & rated 93 points: Very pale straw, lustrous and young looking.
Nose of honeysuckle, grapefruit, peach and fine oak. Distinct spiciness.
Medium weight, honey, honeycomb, citrus zest, hint of cream and peaches. A solid wine, finishing with good acidity and excellent length of mainly citrus and very fine oak spice and minerals. The secondary flavours add complexity rather than dominating in an oxidative way (which unfortunately has often been my experience with only slightly older bottles from Bonneau). (1015 views)
 Tasted by jtech on 2/13/2015: Clear.
Clean. Youthfull. Intense nose. Presice. Orchard fruits, apples, limes, lots of concentration. Some butter notes and oak, toastiness, rockiness. Very "C-C" minerality.
Balanced, concentrated, fat, med+ acidity, dry with lots of power. Med+ bodied. Elegant, yet very powerfull.
Long lasting finish.
A very good wine. (811 views)
 Tasted by rossi.wine on 2/9/2015 & rated 92 points: Again, wonderful nose, perfumed and mineral with ripe stone fruit, spices a hint of caramel. On the palate a bit lean this time, fresh, lively, lacking a bit of stuffing and generousity. Great length though. Needs more time. 91-92+ (955 views)
 Tasted by Paul S on 1/15/2015 & rated 94 points: "Simple" Midweek Dinner - (Imperial Treasure, Asia Square) (Imperial Treasure, Asia Square): Lovely - this is very solid Corton-Charlemagne indeed. It had such an engaging nose, opening with little roasted nut and cereal accents, then some stony, saline mineral notes and a whiff of gunflint, all floating over a stream of sweet stone fruit and ripe apple aromas with a suggestion of floral sweetness at the sides. Very attractive. That minerally, gunflinty note kept growing with time too. Nice. I really liked this on the palate as well. It was perhaps in an in-between adolescent stage, but still gave a lot of pleasure, with nice flavours of ripe red apples, stone fruit and little kumquat notes wrapped in a nicely creamy, fleshy package. With time and air, this just got plumper and fuller and more honeyed and nutty. It would have been almost a bit fat but for a lovely streak of saline, chalky minerality running through the palate, and a wonderful sense of balance and definition that kept it neat and focused all the way into a long, textured finish, where flecks of cream and butter and honey edged with flinty minerality then pulled away into a powerful end. Beautiful stuff. This will be a pretty early drinking Bonneau du Martray, but even then, I would probably give this quite a few years more in the cellar before popping the next bottle. Try again in 2018-2020. (328 views)
 Tasted by Baltazar on 11/29/2014 & rated 94 points: Expressive and complex on the nose, with notes of nuts, butter, flowers, sea and citrus. Juicy, round and fresh taste with fine sap and excellent intensity, anise and minerals on the very long finish. Very good right now. (1052 views)
 Tasted by Kriss on 11/22/2014 & rated 96 points: Fantastic wine with great balance between fruit, acidity and minerality. Very long! (1344 views)
 Tasted by chablis28 on 9/3/2014 & rated 91 points: Bummer, my last btl and nowhere near its peak at this point. In fact, I found this a bit closed and linear tonight. Showing a lot of citrus, some stoniness but otherwise holding things tight right now. We didn't drink this until late in the dinner after the cork had been pulled at least 2 hours earlier too. Super pretty light pale gold color. Definitely grand cru regal and pure but very tightly wound at this point. A companion 96 Jadot Chevalier Montrachet made it obvious how far this has yet to go. Wish I had more to find out! (1970 views)
 Tasted by obmoen on 8/30/2014 & rated 96 points: Intens, åpen og dyp på nesa. Munn følger opp og er også intens og angripende. Pent integrerte fat. Det ytterste laget på ditto skallet preger. Godt grep hele veien ut i en lang finnish. (1525 views)
 Tasted by godx on 8/24/2014: La Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (Vancouver) - Summer Luncheon 2014 (Vancouver, BC): This was drinking very well and the second BdM of the day that showed no signs of premox. Not quite as good as the 02 in my opinion, but very nice. (1632 views)
 Tasted by Henman on 8/23/2014 & rated 87 points: Reticent nose of some apple aromas. On the palate dry and acidic, pretty tight and reticent fruit flavors. Balanced but rather closed. (1713 views)
 Tasted by RobertBoudreau on 7/4/2014 flawed bottle: Oxidized. (1567 views)
 Tasted by Paul D on 6/29/2014 flawed bottle: This was not overly deep in colour but the nose was very mature and one dimensional, and the palate similar with no life or length. Oxidised. (1116 views)
 Tasted by Winechateau on 6/27/2014 & rated 94 points: Drank with friends and this was beautiful. Light yellow color with full round feel and long finish on palate. Just the right amount of acidity with right amount of crisp structure. Citrus, light apricot and multi layered flavors. A hit with the group. (1105 views)
 Tasted by dream on 5/24/2014 & rated 96 points: Beautiful nose of seawater, flint and spearmint. Great right out of the bottle with a real vibrancy and crisp acidity. This is full and rich but with a firm backbone which leads to an incredibly pure and authentic finish with notes of gunflint, spearmint and minerals. Drinking beautifully with real succulence and a palate-staining intensity. This is a great vintage for this wine and just about as good as Corton Charlemagne gets. (1435 views)
 Tasted by silk1969 on 3/9/2014 & rated 94 points: Butter, pear, and citrus on the nose, with poached pears and lemon zest on the palate. I'd swear there's also a hint of petrol. Lovely mouthfeel, and a finish that sails on. (1859 views)
 Tasted by Jeff Leve on 3/8/2014 & rated 92 points: Pure buttered popcorn overwhelms the nose when you first sniff the wine. Fresh lemon, lime and vanilla follow with coaxing. Soft and silky fruits are east to find, but the finish seems short as it ends just when it should get going. (1770 views)
 Tasted by avp on 2/9/2014: Reticent nose that slowly picked up the pace. White fruit, floral touches, stony to chalky hints and vermouth-like herbs and citrus notes.
Dry, mid-weight palate with layered intensity. Macadamia-like refined nuttiness, lemon rind and quite a bit of chalk character. Minerally textures.
Young, airy and very pure, but took its time to deliver. (2205 views)
 Tasted by Vintomas on 1/30/2014 & rated 94 points: Back vintages from three Burgundy producers with Tryffelsvinet (Grappe, Stockholm): Nose with dominating menthol and mineral notes, yellow fruit in the background, peach, some flowers and aromatic oils; an elegant nose. Medium bodied++, palate with quite a lot of mineral notes, high and good acidity; elegant. Some development, but can take a lot more cellaring. 94 p
Compared to the 2011, the 2005 is more firm but still more full-bodied. A really good vintage! (1821 views)
 Tasted by Biglama on 12/10/2013 & rated 88 points: probleem fles, gaf niet het genot wat verwacht werd, (1987 views)
 Tasted by PinkMoonWinery on 11/24/2013 & rated 93 points: Very reductive, slightly sherry like but with a great potential, needs so much time... (1812 views)
 Tasted by rossi.wine on 11/20/2013 & rated 93 points: Wonderful nose, very fine, great character of fruit, gooseberry, lime, grapefruit, very smooth and round on the palate, long, excellent. (1680 views)
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By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Mar/Apr 2014, Issue #50, Another Round Of The Beautiful 2012 Burgundies: Tiny Yields and Superb Quality
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View From the Cellar, Nov/Dec 2009, Issue #24, The Superb 2008 Burgundy Vintage- Already in the Shadow of 2009?
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View From the Cellar, Sep/Oct 2008, Issue #17, Domaine Bonneau du Martray: Brilliant Corton-Charlemagne and Fine Rouge
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By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 3rd Quarter, 2008, Issue #31
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Burghound, 3rd Quarter, 2007, Issue #27
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By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Nov/Dec 2006, Issue #6, The 2005 Burgundy Vintage : Great Reds and Pleasant Whites
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
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By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (7/5/2013)
(Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne) Light yellow color; sweet butter, poached pear nose; very rich, buttery, almond, tart pear palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points  92 points
By Bill Nanson
Burgundy-Report (11/1/2007)
(Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne) Very pale. Well-integrated oak notes and plenty of depth on the clean nose. Soft, concentrated and with lovely depth. There are no fireworks but tons of restrained interest. Worth the price of entry…
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