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1994 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne
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Community Tasting Notes 12
Vintomas wrote: (91 points)
January 30, 2014 - Back vintages from three Burgundy producers with Tryffelsvinet (Grappe, Stockholm): Nose with yellow apples, winter apples with some oxidation notes, some oak and spice. Medium bodied+, yellow apples, winter apples, spice, and mineral in the aftertaste. Has kept well, but is not quite at the same level as the rest. 91 p
It is clear that this producer has switched to a more firm and elegant style in the 2000s, and that the 1994 belongs to an older era.
Alex H wrote: (88 points)
August 8, 2013 - Rich lemon and buttery butterscotch. Carried quite a bit of weight and oak which reminded me of some more modern styles creamy fleshy batards or even Aussie Chards. But all in all an extravagant tasting wine.
Paul S wrote: (90 points)
July 27, 2013 - Baby Shower (Park Palace, Grand Park Hotel): Disappointing. This was a pretty good wine in its own right, but way below the standards I have come to expect from a mature Bonneau du Martray CC. The nose came across very young, very primary, with vanilla-laced oak notes, sweet cream and ripe lemon and sweet red apple aromas tinge with a bit of spice. There was just the smallest touch of honey that showed a touch of age, otherwise, this smelt like something easily 10 years younger. People were guessing 2005 and 2006 on that nose. The palate was disappointing unfortunately. It did carry some BdM hallmarks - it was creamy and rich, with ripe apple flavours seasoned with a nice dose of spice, riding into a long, honeyed finish undergirded with chalky mineral. Good strength I thought, but this was drinking more like a 1er Cru than a Grand Cru, rather missing in depth, complexity and, most of all, the tension and cut that I would normally associate with this wine. In fact, while not flabby, this was almost a little flat given the lack of acidity. Good, but not great. Perhaps time to drink up as well.
vollis wrote: (92 points)
July 3, 2013 - Decanted for 1 hour. Serving temperature 12 C. Fully developed with aromas of butter, nuts, honey and citrus. Very promising on the nose with medium+ intensity.
The aromas on the palate are the same as on the nose plus a hint of minerals.
The acidity level is only medium (too low, I think), medium+ body, flavour intensity and length. As this is a 19 year old wine I would expect its fruit to be paler and with less punch, but I am slightly disappointed because the secondary aromas have not developed to the complexity one could hope - given the appelation and the producer. Drink now or hold less than 3 years.
DanielRadar wrote: (92 points)
June 6, 2013 - First time I taste a Corton GC. Interesting how different it is from Montrachet. High minerality reminding me of flint and gneiss. Lovely colour and charm.
Pro Reviews 3
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Sep/Oct 2008, Issue #17, Domaine Bonneau du Martray: Brilliant Corton-Charlemagne and Fine Rouge
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- Vintage 1994
- Type White
- Producer Bonneau du Martray
- Varietal Chardonnay
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country France
- Region Burgundy
- SubRegion Côte de Beaune
- Appellation Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 88 (65%)
- Consumed 47 (35%)