Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2008
The forest mop-top of the hill of Corton is often the first recognizable "Burgundian" feature that comes into view as you approach the region from the East. It is from this hill that the finest white wines in the Cote de Nuits are found and there is no producer held in higher esteem than Bonneau du Martray. The estate covers just over 11 hectares with 9.5 hectares in Corton-Charlemagne and the remainder Corton. Their biodynamically run vineyards produce the appellations finest wines with amazing purity, precision and line and their lineage and pedigree in the cellar is without peer.
There is a hint of exoticism to the citrus, pear and white peach suffused nose that is presently trimmed in a noticeable, if very slight, touch of sulfur. The rich and extremely fresh middle weight plus flavors possess an impressive amount of dry extract as well as ample mineral influence on the austere and ultra-pure finish that seems to go on and on. This powerful and impeccably well balanced but presently closed effort should live for many years though it will probably come to its peak 10 to 12 years from now. In a word, fabulous. Score: 95 Points; Tasted: Feb 2011; Drink: 2018+; Issue: 43; Allen Meadows - Burghound
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