2016 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne

2016 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne
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750 ML  France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune, Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

             95 pts

 

  • (Production was half of normal in 2016; aged in 30% new oak and bottled at the beginning of April of this year): Pale yellow-green. High-pitched aromas of citrus peel, menthol, lavender and white pepper. Extremely tight without coming across as austere, conveying striking purity to its bracing flavors of grapefruit pith, lemon and crushed stone. Adamant minerality gives this very dense wine terrific inner-mouth tension and yet there's an element of leavening sweetness here as well, not to mention compelling floral perfume throughout. This wonderfully smooth, rich yet weightless wine really dances on the palate, spreading out on the unflagging back end to saturate every square millimeter of the mouth. Cellarmaster Emmanuel Hautus compared this wine to the 2009 in its combination of richness, early appeal and potential longevity.

 

 

 

Domaine Bonneau du Martray
2016
Corton-Charlemagne
Grand Cru White barrel
Score: 92-94
Tasted: Jun 15, 2018
Drink: 2024+
Issue: 71
Tasting note: A pungent nose combines notes of wood and reduction. Otherwise there is both good density and punch to the intensely mineral-driven broad-shouldered flavors that possess sneaky good length. This beauty is notably firm but not really austere and while it should age well over the mid-term, it should also be accessible after as little as 5 years.


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