1997 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne


  • France
  • > Burgundy
  • > Côte de Beaune
  • > Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Drink between 2008 - 2012
CT89.4 19 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • Lordswood wrote: flawed

    January 7, 2014 - Drinking, but not what it should be. Drink 3 years ago.....

  • Argrath wrote: (93 points)

    November 15, 2012 - Yes, we were lucky! No signs of Premox, only a good old developed nose with light minerally, chemical notes. Very finetuned oak character. And balanced by fruit aromas of citrus, almost tropical fruit verging on dried A
    apricots and pineapple (!)
    Mature, medium-fullish body. Harmonius palate. Fullish yellow fruit and dried apples. Some bitterness on the finish. Descent grip. After a while the aroma develops into almost champagne-like flavour. Added to that an almost flowery note.
    I think this was better a few years ago. It taste a little bit too much mature wine, lacking indicating terroir marks. Mature white burgundy, nothing more, nothing less.

  • UTPK wrote:

    June 3, 2012 - Deep Golden colour, like an old sauternes. Nose showed premox notes of old apples and glue. Very lean on the palate with volatile acidity peeking through. Not undrinkable but certainly not correct even in a bad year as 1997. This producer has not been living up to its pedigree for many years.

  • redders wrote:

    October 15, 2011 - One of the premox versions.Grrr. Not undrinkable and actually improved slightly with time bit a long way off what it should be

  • Weston3220 wrote: (85 points)

    August 11, 2011 - On the Initial nose lots of funk, decanted still pretty presistent

    On the Palate med+ acid, med body, med+ int, med+ finish
    Not a whole lot going on some citrus, some oak, some pear/apple combo

    Conc: For the age, the producer, I was disappointed

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Pro Reviews 8

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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)

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  • By Allen Meadows
    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!


  • 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

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  • In Cellars 148 (76%)
  • Consumed 47 (24%)

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