Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2009

Chardonnay from France - Burgandy
Review Date : 26-May-2013
Full, soft straw-yellow colour, pale on edge. The bouquet is soft, even and broad, the aromas of stonefruits and nuts combining with savoury citrus fruits and tropical fruit nuances, gently building in volume and richness. Full-bodied, the fruit flavours are restrained, but quite harmonious and integrated. White and yellow stonefruits, nuts and matchstick reduction complexities form a soft-textured, rounded mouthfeel. The acidity is discreet, adding to the subtle expression. However, this has very good presence and the weight and underlying power grows and layers of detail unfold. Flinty reduction and nutty flavours flow smoothly on a sustained finish. This is a restrained Corton-Charlemagne with subtle power, richness and roundness. 6-8+ years. 18.5+/20 May 2013 RRP $199.00 Fruit drawn from 9.5 ha of vines over 15 parcels. Fully barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., and aged 11-12 months in one-third new oak, then aged 4-5 months in tanks on fine lees. Brilliant, pale straw-yellow colour, pale on rim. The bouquet has an intriguingly complex expression that unfolds detailed layers of white stonefruits and florals intermixed with rainwater, flinty minerals and nuts. Very refined and also intensely penetrating with delicacy. Medium-full bodied, the palate combines seamless textures and finesse with building weight and concentration. Stonefruits, florals, nuts and minerals are all expressed with subtlety, and enlivened by discreet acidity. The palate shows an understated warmth and generosity, and follows a smooth, near waxy line to a very long and nuanced finish. This is a classical, elegantly concentrated and driven white burgundy with layers of detail. A wine that will develop over the next decade. 18.5+/20 Jul 2012

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