1997 Bonneau du Martray Corton Grand Cru – Bourgogne Grand Cru – 1 Bottle (0.75L)
The most famous part of the Burgundy region, home of some of the greatest wines in the world, is known as the Côte d’Or divided into the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits.
Corton Bonneau du Martray Domaine is the sole Grand Cru red of the Côte de Beaune.
The Domaine has belonged for almost 200 years to the heirs of René Bonneau du Martray. In 2017, it was sold to the owner of the Californian estate Screaming Eagle.
The grapes are harvested in a 1.5 ha. vineyard, vinified gently and aged in oak barrels to create an iconic Burgundy wine.
Grapes: 100% pinot noir
PRODUCER, NAME OF WINE
1997 Bonneau du Martray Corton Grand Cru – Bourgogne Grand Cru
This is still very fresh with almost no secondary development on the nose and revealing ripe cherry, earth and game aromas followed by exuberant, rich, sweet and persistent flavors. While this is not particularly dense, the precision and minerality make for aA delicious effort that possesses none of the shortcomings of the ’97 vintage. This could easily be drunk now but there is such good overall balance that it will easily be capable of improving for another 3 to 5 years.
Allen Meadows, Burghound