1998 Corton-Charlemagne, Domaine Bonneau du Martray
|Producer:||Domaine Bonneau du Martray [Pernand-Vergelesses]|
|Origin:||France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune|
|Date tasted:||14 January 2004|
|Price when tasted:||£385 (2000 vintage, 12 bottles in bond)|
<li> a perfect expression of terroir <li> requires extended cellaring <br /><br /> This 98 came out top at a recent Christie's tasting, with eight Corton-Charlemagnes ranging from 1998 to 1988. It is still pale in colour, wonderful fresh looking for it
Still pale in colour, wonderful fresh looking for its years, and showing a really lovely honeyed and floral fruit, rather citrussy and backed by the stony minerality that is so typical of this superb estate.