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Date Printed: 5/22/2015
Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2002
Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2002
(search item no. 85811)
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 5/22/2015: $89.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 Burghound.com rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Spectator's 2005 Top 100 Wines!

Domaine Bonneau du Martray, on the hillside of the village of Pernand-Vergelesses, is a continuous vineyard of 27 acres, unusual in Burgundy.

In a word, elegance. The effects of the terroir combined with restrained use of oak result in very long-lived wines that marry superbly with food. Ideally they need a few years bottle age to allow the very complex flavors to bloom. Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne, a wine of extraordinary richness and aging potential, only begins to shows its true colors after 6-10 years.

"Boasting terrific aromatic richness, the white flower and ripe apple-scented 2002 Corton-Charlemagne has awesome depth, gorgeous balance, and is impressively refined. Copious quantities of spiced minerals are intermingled with white fruits in its intense, fresh, concentrated core. This light to medium-bodied wine is not a blockbuster, yet I'd rather dine with Audrey Hepburn than Anna Nicole Smith."
-Wine Advocate 92-94 Points

My Notes:

About Bonneau du Martray:

Family owned for nearly two centuries, the vineyard Bonneau du Martray is located on the hill of Corton, inside the area of origin of the appellation Corton-Charlemagne. It is the largest entity, and includes the famous hill area already known to the Carolingian period.

Thus, the area devoted exclusively to the development of two Grand Crus: the Corton-Charlemagne, Which is its flagship wine and the Corton.

Its production, resulting from old vines planting carefully selected and controlled performance is the result of work whose quality is recognized by leading critics and connoisseurs. The care and attention that is paid to both the vineyard and the cellar have earned a global reputation and presence on the largest tables.