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2007 Bonneau du Martray - Corton-Charlemagne Chardonnay - France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Corton - White - Grand Cru

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Corton

White Chardonnay - Grand Cru
Producer Notes

With vineyards donated by Emperor Charlemagne himself on the most desirable stretch of the Corton hill, Domain Bonneau Du Martray remains the largest single holding of the Charlemagne climate. It is the one and only domaine in Burgundy to produce exclusively Grand Cru wines and one of the finest white wine producers in the Cote D'Or. The estate's ownership has only changed hands three times... More »

WA 94
JR 17.5+
IWC 92(+?)
BH 92-95
Drink Dates
Comm: 2015-2015 VF: 2012-2022 WA: 2009-2019
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BH 92-95
Source Burghound
Issue Issue 35
Drink Dates 2015+

A wonderfully elegant, pure and high-toned nose that is quite floral with a pronounced citrus influence to the green apple and wet stone notes that continue onto the detailed and equally pure flavors that possess a cuts-like-a-knife linearity on the bone dry and palate staining finish. This is like sucking on pebbles and while the flavors are distinctly austere at present, the balance is impeccable and this should make for a first-rate vintage for this wine in time. Note however that patience will be required.

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IWC 92(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 146

Pale yellow. Complex nose melds lemon, lime, apple, flowers, powdered stone and sexy fresh herbs. Silky on entry, then quite firm in the middle, with the crushed stone element initially dominating underlying fruit. With aeration, this showed a richer texture and emerging citrus fruit and floral qualities. There's a slightly saline quality here and a firm spine but the wine avoids coming off as hard or rough. Still, its classically dry finish, with flavors of pineapple and crushed stone, give it a youthful austerity. This was bottled in the spring of 2009, and I would not be surprised if it went into a shell in the next 6 to 12 months.

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JR 17.5+
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2011-2018

Much milder and better mannered and calmer than the 2008 on the nose. Very juicy fruit and well mannered, well balanced on the mid palate with some quinine and a certain amount of elegance – not massive in build. But rather less exciting than the 2008. Perhaps this is just in a pre-blossoming stage? Neat. pH especially low at 3.005, TA nearly 8.

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WA 94
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 186
Drink Dates 2009-2019

De la Moriniere is always at pains to caution that his white "shuts down" for several years soon after bottling, but in that case I must have tasted his 2007 Corton-Charlemagne before that happened. Cooling herbal, restrained floral and bitter-sweet hints of black currant and citrus rind on the nose lead to a luscious tide of ripe yellow plum, white peach, lime, and grapefruit tinged with chalk, salt, and iodine. A silken texture in no way diminishes the impression of clarity and refreshment. Faintly honeyed and nut oil notes add a sense of richness and depth in a finish of utmost purity of refreshing fruit; clarity to mineral nuances; and vibratory energy. When one compares the 2006 side-by-side today, the latter does indeed show a more overt stoniness and - for all of its textural richness and additional amplitude -suffers slightly in comparison with such fresh fruit vivacity as accrues to the 2007. But either of these contrasting reflections of a great site should be well worth following for more than a decade.

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Drink Dates 2012-2022

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Author Wingman
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.308%
Tasted On 11/24/2013

Exceptional as it should be

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Tasted On 11/10/2013
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.835%
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Author TCL
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.926%
Tasted On 07/29/2012
Drink Dates 2015+
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