White

1997 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 23

  • bon vivant wrote:

    June 24, 2016 - This got added to a small dinner party as a late addition, while fully mature it was not over oxidative but required a little air time to strut it's stuff. Started off somewhat shut down aromatically but continued to improve and reached peak about 2 hrs into the bottle at which point it was quite lovely with classic touches of nut and salinity.

  • redders Likes this wine: (92 points)

    December 24, 2015 - As always these days with B de M trepidation on first pour but colour was good pale green and the wine delicious. Classic nut and hay on palate, great depth, good vigorous mineral fruit supported by acidity . Clean finish. Lovely. Why are they not all like this.

  • Enworb wrote: (90 points)

    August 9, 2015 - The lead in wine to my Pcats wine-tasting. Starting to show its age. Fruit is drying but it had a rich, smoky length. Drink up!

  • Burgnick wrote: (91 points)

    May 26, 2015 - Lime, stone fruit, wet stone and minerals. Drinking at its peak now but the palate was not steep enough.

  • Papies wrote: (87 points)

    March 24, 2015 - Corton Masterclass with James Handford MW (Handford Wines, London): Dark in colour and shows its age. Nutty, caramel, butterscotch notes overplayed with an oxidative side ( like a Rhone white) . Light sweet on the palate. Could definitely benefit from decanting. Has a sharp core and is on the difficult side to be enjoyed unless one likes this style of wine. A touch flat too. 87

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2008, Issue #17, Domaine Bonneau du Martray: Brilliant Corton-Charlemagne and Fine Rouge

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  • By Allen Meadows
    3rd Quarter, 2004, Issue #15 (link)

    (Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.

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    2/28/2004 (link)

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  • By Bill Nanson
    8/1/2007 (link)

    (Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne) Pale yellow. The nose is high-toned but is also coupled to an understated depth. Concentrated and ripe in the mouth, even hinting at minerality. Good integration and long finishing. Very good.

  • By Bill Nanson
    12/1/2006 (link)

    (Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne) (From Magnum) Medium golden. The nose starts both wider and deeper than the previous Meursault 1er, but less intense, eventually settling into a very mineral expression of better intensity, but neither the finishing depth nor sweet width off the Meursault. The texture is not the smoothest but in the mid-palate there is a real extra dimension vs the Meursault - a clear burst of interesting concentration. Once more there is the suggestion of a little oxidation - though only when first poured. This is a long, very mineral wine - perhaps more than one has a right to expect from 1997. From this format we have a very young wine.

  • By Bill Nanson
    11/1/2004 (link)

    (Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne) A deeper yellow colour. The high-toned nose has hints of oak and is much more backward than a recent half bottle that showed lots of exotic fruit. The palate doesn't have the kick or the complexity of 1995 that follows, still it is showing in a very young and backward way. This wine from the domain is quite backward compared to other examples - presumably from cooler storage.

  • By Bill Nanson
    3/1/2004 (link)

    (Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne) Paler gold. Nose starts very closed, gradually a lemony note comes through just hinting at something deeper, the lemon becomes more lime with time. No fireworks on the nose but there's a blast on the palate, perfect acidity and a true multidimensional palate. Very long too. I'd say this is both excellent and very young. I just might look to top the cellar up with a few more of these!

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/14/2003 (link) 91 points

    (Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne) Oily, baked bread nose; oily textured, mineral, autolytic palate; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 153 (73%)
  • Consumed 56 (27%)

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