Domaine Bonneau du Martray, Corton - Charlemagne, 2008
6 x 0.750L
Original wooden case
94 / 100 Robert Parker The 2008 Corton-Charlemagne comes across as super-classic in its chiseled fruit. Today the 2008 is holding back much of its potential, but there is plenty of energy and vitality in its focused, wiry frame. Lemon peel, lime and flowers are some of the notes that linger on the finish. Ideally the 2008 needs another year or two in bottle (and perhaps more) to show the full breadth of its personality. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. Wine Advocate Sep 2011
92 / 100 Wine Spectator Offering a nice mix of citrus and mineral, with a hint of oak, this is subtle and nuanced, with white peach, lemon and floral flavors. A luminous white. Best from 2013 through 2027. 3,000 cases made. http://www.winespectator.com/wine/detail/source/search/not..
17.5 / 20 Jancis Robinson Bottled April 2010. Solid. This has pulled up the drawbridge all right. Firm and dry and closed down. Quite painful acidity. Very dry finish. Marked acidity. Just tart mass for the moment. But the acidity and mass suggest that it may eventually open out into something pretty interesting and certainly lively. But all suggests this should be left alone for many years. http://www.jancisrobinson.com/tastings/search?keywords=Bon..
95 / 100 Allen Meadow There is a hint of exoticism to the cool and admirably pure citrus, pear and green apple suffused nose that is presently trimmed in a noticeable, if very slight, touch of reduction. 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 effort is still very much on the way up and will need another 5 to 7 years before it reaches its full apogee. Tasted twice recently with consistent notes. http://www.burghound.com/tnsearch/index.php?id=254288