1999 Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

March 6, 2015

Name:Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Vintage:1999
Varietal:Chardonnay
Producer:Domaine Bonneau du Martray
Region:France / Burgundy / Cote de Beaune
Alcohol:n/a

TASTING NOTES

Domaine Bonneau du Martray produces only two wines. One white (Cortone-Charlemagne) and one red (Corton).

After tasting blind the age revelation was a surprise. Definitely felt more evolved and taking on oxidative characteristics. That being said, the oxidation situation wasn’t off-putting, but rather reminiscent of an aged Verdicchio or even a Trebbiano (15+ yrs) from Valentini. Yellow apple and pears helped fuel those parallels. Yet, unlike those two, Corton-Charlemagne stood bone dry with an absolutely stunning acidity. It shouldn’t have been that oxidized, which is faulty situation. However, considering the oxidation, it was very enjoyable. A damn tasty puzzle, albeit not a representative one.

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