Corton Charlemagne, Domaine Bonneau du Martray 2011


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Tasting Notes

This is coming along very nicely and the still restrained nose is now beginning to display good depth along with hints of madarin orange, apple, pear and white flower. There is good if not excellent underlying tension to the attractively mineral-infused flavors that finish. My sense is that this is just about ready though I would give in another 1 to 3 years first. Tasted thrice, (the last was in February 2017) with consistent notes.

Score: 92Allen Meadows,, June 2018

The 2011 Corton-Charlemagne is subtle, understated and quite pretty. Hints of graphite, pears, white peaches and flowers emerge from a medium-bodied frame. Today, the 2011 appears to be built for near term drinking. There is plenty of energy and tension, but less in the way of mid-palate depth relative to recent vintages. This is the seventh vintage of biodynamic farming, which according to these principles, is supposed to be an inflection point. Needless to say, it will be interesting to follow the 2011 over the coming years.

Score: 91Antonio Galloni,, September 2013

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