2006

Corton-Charlemagne

Grand Cru

Domaine Bonneau du Martray

Description

2006 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru AOC, Domaine Bonneau du Martray

Vinous.
Bonneau du Martray’s 2006 Corton-Charlemagne (magnum) opens with a super-classic bouquet of slate, crushed rocks and hints of reduction. Bracing and intense and energetic, the 2006 flows with superb focus and pure mineral-drenched cut. From magnum, the 2006 is simply dazzling and appears to have many years of fine drinking ahead of it. (AG) Inner quote mark (7/2014)

Wine Spectator:
A whiff of chalk dust, along with a vanilla note, introduces this intense white. Flavors of peach, grapefruit and oak spice persist through the finish, with a mineral streak. Powerful and balanced, with a lingering aftertaste. Best from 2011 through 2024. *Collectibles, Top 100 of 2009  

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
Jean-Charles Le Bault de Martray has established a singular track record for wine from a single large parcel in the heart of the original Charlemagne vineyards of Corton. His distinctive methods typically include separate fermentation of each vineyard block; a year in barrel with late summer malolactic; and a full six months on the fine lees in tank, in which state I tasted his 2006 Corton-Charlemagne. An architect by training, Le Bault de Martray values -brightness, precision and proportionality- and it is easy to see those virtues exemplified in this wine, characterized by clarity, subtlety, firmness of structure, and sheer refreshment unusual for the vintage. Scents of fresh lime, heliotrope and white peach usher in a subtly-creamy yet persistently bright and juicy display of continued citrus, peach, and inner-mouth floral notes. Airy and elegant, this finishes almost delicately but tenaciously. Le Bault de Martray cautions that his Corton-Charlemagne virtually uniformly -shuts down- for several years soon after bottling. I would recommend planning on revisiting this 2006 in 3-5 years and it should repay at least an additional decade's bottle maturation.
The palpable extract and depth of sweet-saline, savor in the 2005 put it in a similar
league and in line for a similarly long life.

Product information

Category Wine
Color white
Taste Secco
Vintage 2006
Grape variety Chardonnay
Bottle size 0,75 l
Bottle cap Natural cork
Quality level Grand Cru
Origin Côte de Beaune (FR)
Alcohol content 13% vol
Contains sulfites Yes

Allergens

Contains sulfites Yes
CHF 345.00 CHF 460.00/Liter
incl. VAT (Plus shipping costs)

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Rating

  • robertParker 94

  • vinous 95

Producer

  • Domaine Bonneau du Martray
  • Frankreich / Bourgogne
  • Rue de Frétille 2
    21420 Pernand Vergelesses