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 Vintage2005 Label 1 of 79 
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 92.9 pts. and median of 93 pts. in 104 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by BradE on 1/18/2016: From 375ml. I'm going to continue drinking these half bottles. Early maybe, but they're a fine drink, and in the era of premox I'll be satisfied with them young. (529 views)
 Tasted by nc99 on 1/9/2016 & rated 92 points: This bottle probably did not have enough aeration. Nose had coconut oil, tropical fruit, honeysuckle and minerals. The palate had a mouthful of chalky fruit with balanced sweetness. If the bottle was given more time, the nut fruit could have emerged like the previous bottle. Give this at least 5 years before you open yours. 92+ today. (628 views)
 Tasted by Jezzamaddog on 1/3/2016 & rated 88 points: Rich. Somewhat oxidised but perfectly drinkable. Drink up (520 views)
 Tasted by Wim de Leeuw on 12/26/2015 & rated 93 points: Kleur: Glashelder, licht goudgeel Aroma / bouquet: WOW!!! Delicaat en complex bouquet, vleugje gekookte kool, venkel. Toast, noga en wat caramel. Smaak / Afdronk: Zachte zuurgraad, romig en fluwelig mondgevoel, enorme concentratie, ultieme balans. Indrukwekkend lange afdronk. Algemeen / potentieel: Prachtige wijn, sublieme balans. 50 + Kleur: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 12 + Smaak / Afdronk: 17 + Algemeen / potentieel: 9 = 93/100

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Look: Crystal clear, light golden yellow Aroma / bouquet: WOW !!! Delicate and complex bouquet, hint of boiled cabbage, fennel. Toast, nougat and some caramel. Taste / Finish: Soft acidity, creamy and velvety mouthfeel, great concentration, ultimate balance. Impressively long finish. General / potential: Beautiful wine, sublime balance. 50 + Color: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 12 + Taste / Finish: 17 + General / potential: 9 = 93/100 (495 views)
 Tasted by cdunn on 12/26/2015 & rated 94 points: Wonderfully rich aromatics of ripe peach with a slight petrol note. On the palate, crisp limestone with peach and apple, a bit of peach peel on the finish, which is quite long. Delightful pairing with large, tender scallops, seared, and sauced with a ginger/satsuma beurre blanc. (504 views)
 Tasted by PC73 on 12/14/2015 & rated 92 points: Rolled the dice and this was on great form.
Bit muted on the nose but lots of flavour on the palate.
Attractive sweetness on the palate. Lovely balance. (597 views)
 Tasted by LWI on 12/9/2015 & rated 93 points: Blind. Hit of butter, very smooth in the mouth, good acidity, slightly bitter finish. Gained complexity and more body with air. Surprised to see its identity; a biogger and smoother wine than I expected, probably the vintage. (350 views)
 Tasted by fizz on 11/8/2015 & rated 94 points: Wine Group at home: Decanted 1 hour. The words that come to mind to describe it are: pure, precise, tight. It's white fruited, slightly spicy, slightly smokey. There's plenty of material here that is yet to uncoil, but it's opening out wonderfully now. Still harmonious a day later. (865 views)
 Tasted by MarcelloW on 11/4/2015 & rated 93 points: drink now and over the next three years. Give it an hour of air. Elegant and smooth. Perfect fit with a quiche Lorraine. (753 views)
 Tasted by BradE on 10/31/2015: From 375ml. Lovely bottle. When this is on, it's really on. (820 views)
 Tasted by Greg Munyard on 9/18/2015 & rated 90 points: Excellent concentration and structure and very good complexity so I can see its Grand Cru attributes but this is another BDM CC with too much new oak for me. Now, at 10 years from vintage, I find myself in familiar territory with their CC; thinking "potential" and wondering if it will avoid premox long enough for the oak to integrate. With mixed sentiments, I've assessed it at about 90 points. (1080 views)
 Tasted by dream on 8/17/2015 & rated 93 points: Lean, crisp and authentic CC with a lovely smoky quality to the fruit with notes of green things, spearmint and limestone minerals. Finishes quite complex with stinging acids but in a good way. Could use a few years to round out but this is a really good vintage for this wine. 93+ (1430 views)
 Tasted by Jeremy Holmes on 7/26/2015: Has a little toast and some nougat on the aroma along with white peach and spice. It is dense and powerful in the mouth with great depth of sappy, rich fruit. It has plenty of structure lurking just below the fleshy fruit and it shows great persistence on the finish. (1362 views)
 Tasted by Paul S on 7/5/2015 & rated 93 points: Corton-Charlemagne & Corton Dinner (Imperial Treasure Shanghai, Ngee Ann City, Singapore): Yummy and impressive, but perhaps lacking the grace of either the 1992 or the 1995, which we also had on the night. This had a ripe, attention grabbing nose, with notes of honey and toast and lots of big yellow fruited aromas lined with some candied orange and a nice, chalky mineral underlayer. A really expressive, attractive nose. The palate was very giving too, with juicily delicious stone fruit at the fore and then reams chalky mineral and generous drizzles of honey and spice bringing up the rear. I really liked this when I have had individual bottles over the years, but tonight, in the midst of a line-up of other solid Corton-Charlies, this came across as very good rather than great. While mouthfilling and delicious, it was more on the hedonistic side, perhaps missing some of the cut and focus of the wines in the previous flight. Nevertheless the less though, this was very yummy juice. Moving forward, this may well be a BbM for the mid-term rather than one for the decades, but it should give a lot of pleasure over the next 5-10 years at least. (956 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 6/30/2015: Bonneau du Martray Visit and Tasting (Pernand-Vergelesses): Tasted at the domaine. The ripest of all vintages tasted today, showing intensity but without fat. Apple and some peach on nose and palate. Lush and fun but with the density and minerality on finish that maintains Martray's familiar steely Corton-Charlemagne character. (1511 views)
 Tasted by dougie on 6/7/2015 & rated 93 points: Surprised how ready this was. No problems with this wine. Balanced and med. Bodied. (1359 views)
 Tasted by rossi.wine on 6/3/2015 & rated 93 points: Intriguing nose, mineral, ripe stone fruit, hints of gooseberry again. Fresh on the palate, not overly powerful, but good intensity, superbly balanced, pure and elegant, super length. 92-93+ (1346 views)
 Tasted by nc99 on 5/26/2015 & rated 94 points: Citrus, popcorn, and oak on the palate. Not a typical Martray. Very backward. It was still too tight tonight. With some time, the nuts emerged. It has a long way to good. This will be somthing amazing. 92 tonight but it will be 94 in a few more years. (1397 views)
 Tasted by BradE on 5/26/2015: Showing way too advanced, but a decent drink. (1317 views)
 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. (1864 views)
 Tasted by BradE on 4/11/2015: Slightly ox'd. (1182 views)
 Tasted by BradE on 4/11/2015: Also slightly ox'd. (1250 views)
 Tasted by BradE on 4/10/2015: From 375ml. Very, very tasty. Love it. (1227 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). (1497 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. (1254 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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View From the Cellar, Nov/Dec 2006, Issue #6, The 2005 Burgundy Vintage : Great Reds and Pleasant Whites
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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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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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# 2013 Vintage Notes:
* "2013 is a vintage that 20 years ago would have been a disaster." - Will Lyons
* "low yields and highly variable reds, much better whites." - Bill Nanson
* "Virtually all wines were chaptalised, with a bit of sugar added before fermentation to increase the final alcohol level." - Jancis Robinson

# 2014 Vintage Notes:
"We have not had such splendid harvest weather for many years. This will ensure high quality (fragrant, classy and succulent are words already being used) across the board, up and down the hierarchy and well as consistently from south to north geographically apart from those vineyards ravaged by the hail at the end of June." - Clive Coates

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