Bonneau du Martray   Corton Charlemagne

1999 Corton-Charlemagne

By Bonneau du Martray

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While most of his neighbors were harvesting the maximum allowable yields of 63 h/h or more, Jean-Charles de la Moriniere harvested his Corton-Charlemagne at 47 h/h, yet he still complained that this was 20% over his objective. The 1999 Corton-Charlemagne reveals lovely aromatic depth of minerals and spices. Medium-bodied, rich, and precise, this is a defined, pure, detailed wine filled with lemons, nuts, and pears. It is harmonious, elegant, and complete. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2012. Importer: Seagram Chateau & Estate Wines Company, New York, NY; tel (212) 572-7725.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 27 February 2001

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