1999 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru - 750ml
Neal Martin - 95 points
First tasted in Apr-05 at the Martray vertical. An attractive smoky, stony nose with apple scents. The palate is well balanced, with the oak a little bit prominent at the moment. Smooth, backward, muted. Lime and a touch of creme fraiche on the finish. Needs time. Good potential. My score may creep upwards in a few years time. Then at Chateau Palmer…blow me down: a Burgundy in Bordeaux. A stunning, minerally nose with a touch of oyster shells. Still quite a lot of new oak showing at the moment. A little yeasty on the palate, but brilliant poise and definition with a glycerin-finish. Very focused and harmonious. Everything you could ask for in a Corton-Charlemagne. (1/2006)
Allen Meadows Burghound - 92 points
As de la Morinière suggests, this is a good deal more powerful than the 2000 version but it is not quite as bright or quite as focused. That said, this is a very impressive effort with big, almost massive aromas of earth, ripe green fruits such as apples and pears leading to equally big, powerful flavors that offer great mouthfeel, all of which is underpinned by plenty of minerality and more than adequate buffering acidity. This is extremely long already but this should continue to improve for 7 to 10 years and hold for much longer than that. (10/2002)
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