Bonneau du Martray

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay

9.483 ratings
9.526 pro ratings
Aloxe-Corton, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

From mag. Beautiful poise. Soft lemony fruit, seasshells, slate. This has a wonderfully oily citrus poise in that midpalate with a great salinity and balance. Very good. Years ahead.

From mag. Beautiful poise. Soft lemony fruit, seasshells, slate. This has a wonderfully oily citrus poise in that midpalate with a great salinity and balance. Very good. Years ahead.

Jun 30th, 2019
Isaac Pirolo

In 775 the Holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne, bequeathed his ownership of the Hill of Corton to the Abbey of Saint-Andoche de Saulieu. Corton-Charlemagne is the only grand cru in Cote d'Or that faces west. Since 2008, when Romanée-Conti’s cuvée Duvault-Blochet changed to include 1er crus, Bonneau du Martray has been the only domaine in Burgundy to produce only grand cru.
Opening with a perfumed and mouthwatering toasted sesame oil note that when you prompt yourself to think about what crushed rocks smell like, it instantly changes to it. Mindblown... Next up, imagine the combination of lime oil, juicy peach, and tangerine peel, and then imagine the ‘cream of’ that blend. Lastly, juxtapose that against the racy, minerality-filled finish, that’s really long on energy and focus. It could make a case for the most complex wine I’ve ever tasted, but certainly, Bonneau du Martray’s 2006 Corton-Charlemagne is the best white wine I’ve ever tasted.

In 775 the Holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne, bequeathed his ownership of the Hill of Corton to the Abbey of Saint-Andoche de Saulieu. Corton-Charlemagne is the only grand cru in Cote d'Or that faces west. Since 2008, when Romanée-Conti’s cuvée Duvault-Blochet changed to include 1er crus, Bonneau du Martray has been the only domaine in Burgundy to produce only grand cru.
Opening with a perfumed and mouthwatering toasted sesame oil note that when you prompt yourself to think about what crushed rocks smell like, it instantly changes to it. Mindblown... Next up, imagine the combination of lime oil, juicy peach, and tangerine peel, and then imagine the ‘cream of’ that blend. Lastly, juxtapose that against the racy, minerality-filled finish, that’s really long on energy and focus. It could make a case for the most complex wine I’ve ever tasted, but certainly, Bonneau du Martray’s 2006 Corton-Charlemagne is the best white wine I’ve ever tasted.

Jan 11th, 2018
Janine Carter

Cellar Door Manager, Voyager Estate

9.5

Stunning

Stunning

1 person found it helpfulMay 28th, 2014
Rebecca Fletcher

Ripe Apple, pear, lemon, honeycomb, wet stone, melon, pineapple and raw almond. M* acid, m body. Pineapple, ripe apples, long finish. Minerality, saline and honey. Wow!

Ripe Apple, pear, lemon, honeycomb, wet stone, melon, pineapple and raw almond. M* acid, m body. Pineapple, ripe apples, long finish. Minerality, saline and honey. Wow!

Aug 3rd, 2016
Chris Lucchese

2006. Amazing.

2006. Amazing.

May 13th, 2016
Greg Gregory

Byob out of magnum. Sublime. God I love this producer. Such a nice guy too.

Byob out of magnum. Sublime. God I love this producer. Such a nice guy too.

Jan 3rd, 2016
Mark Freund

vibrant, middle aged beautiful Corton. Medium weight with good acidity and mineral intensity. Balanced and delicious now. Have had bottles from this case that were pre-moxed but this wasn't one of them.

vibrant, middle aged beautiful Corton. Medium weight with good acidity and mineral intensity. Balanced and delicious now. Have had bottles from this case that were pre-moxed but this wasn't one of them.

Oct 20th, 2015
Simi Grewal

Bruised orchard fruits, moist chalk, toasted almonds....it's at a sweet spot, and is delicious with a whole roasted chicken.

Bruised orchard fruits, moist chalk, toasted almonds....it's at a sweet spot, and is delicious with a whole roasted chicken.

Jun 7th, 2015
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.1

Nice but lacking complexity and depth. A very respectable showing.

Nice but lacking complexity and depth. A very respectable showing.

Apr 24th, 2015
Sabra Lewis

Grand cru status indeed

Grand cru status indeed

Dec 20th, 2014