As I wrote earlier this year Bonneau du Martray's 2020 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru unwinds in the glass with aromas of crisp Anjou pear peach and nectarine mingled with white flowers clear honey nutmeg mint and fresh bread. Medium to full-bodied satiny and layered it's bright and concentrated with terrific depth at the core and a long saline finish. Seamless intense and complete this elegant precise white Burgundy is built for the cellar.
The analysis looks perfectly balanced at 13.35% alcohol and pH 3.15. This has been racked but not sulphured since the harvest. Primrose c
An airy cool and layered nose features notes of green apple white flowers and discreet hints of mineral reduction and wood. The almost painfully intense sleek and tension-filled flavors display beautiful cut and minerality while delivering superb length on the chiseled linear and austere finale. This is an old school CC that is rich and ripe yet it cuts-like-a-knife. Impressive. (Drink starting 2032)
The 2020 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru was bottled in May 2022. It has a light bouquet at first gaining intensity with time scents of beeswax chalk and touches of Mirabelle. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. Quite tensile backward and fine salinity. There is a pleasant residual spiciness here that comes through on the finish. The remainder of barrel maturation will lend more depth and weight and it will benefit from 3-5 years in bottle. (Drink between 2025-2045)