Not premoxed. Happy days! Still a yellowy golden colour, but it was clear straight away as I was decanting this that it was fine. Lots of ripe orchard fruit and earthy flint at first. Decanted for barely half an hour, polished off by the group in less than an hour. Might have evolved further, but this was interesting just seeing it evolve in the glass over that short time. The flintiness receded a little as time went on, with more tropical fruit like papaya and pineapple syrup esters coming out. Very impressive palate... Near-perfect and seamless mid-palate grip and texture. Peachy and bright, still seems tightly wound if anything, and this bottle might have even developed with more cellar time. I don't know how else to describe the aftertaste without using the word 'minerality'. It just has this incredible chalky and sort of lightly spritzy and textured flourish at the end, and it lasts for a good 20-25 seconds. Incredible. Has to be one of the best whites I've ever had, period.
6th of 24, pnp, perfect cork and level - pale; attractive if less nuanced bouquet than a year ago, just a sense of pox around the corner; medium, long, lovely fruit, but not up to the best bottles though similar to a bottle in May......a year ago I thought this was a wine for the very long haul like 1990 but the broadening of the flavour profile suggests drinking over the next 5 years. F+ (18).
I liked it, but I didn't love it. Others felt the bottle was just fine and carried on and on about it, but it left me a little underwhelmed. Enjoyable, but sadly not that memorable and not nearly on the level of the one I had last summer - which was just hitting its sweet-spot for my tastes.
My friend Loek misleaded me with the 2010 Baumard Trie Speciale; I thought it possibly could be a Bonneau du Martray C-C, but when this bottle came, I found the wine too feminin, too elegant to be a C-C. For me it was a Puligny 1er Cru, very pure, very refined, lovely touch of new wood, very good and elegant body ending with perfect acidity in the backbone and a long finish, no sign of decay.
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(Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne) Medium-pale lemon-yellow. A high-toned, slightly alcoholic nose that slowly turns from green to yellow-skinned fruit. The palate already shows fine, soft texture and an impressive length. Sweet from the ripe fruit with super balancing acidity. This is a very round and tasty wine that shows a modest burst of fireworks on the mid-palate. Already the oak is mainly consumed - very good Corton-Charlemagne. I'd drink this over the next 18 months and then leave the rest for 8+ years.
(Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne) A young, pale colour. A wine whose aromatics major on fruit. Seems fat, but needs just a little more time as there's still a little oak marking the palate. Gives the impression of lower acidity, but perhaps that's due to the extra fat. Probably starting to sing as you read this - or leave until 2015+
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