Bonneau du Martray   Corton Charlemagne

2013 Corton-Charlemagne

By Bonneau du Martray

2013 Corton-Charlemagne from Bonneau du Martray, Burgundy, France

The illustrious 2013 vintage from Bonneau du Martray, nestled within the prestigious slopes of Burgundy's Corton hill, is a testament to the resilience and prowess of the region in a year that presented its array of climatic challenges. This particular vintage is one that beckons the connoisseur with its intricate layering and delicate poise, affirming its status as a venerable pursuit for fine wine investors.

 

Harmonious Balance in a Year of Extremes

The weather patterns of 2013 were markedly erratic across Burgundy, leading to a growing season that demanded acumen and fortitude from vigneron’s region-wide. The Corton-Charlemagne from Bonneau du Martray emerged triumphantly from these conditions, presenting a harmonious balance that underlines the deftness of touch achieved by this revered estate.

The 2013 vintage reveals a wine imbued with an elegant minerality, intertwined with faint whispers of orchard fruits – a crisp apple here, a hint of pear there – all cradled in the subtle embrace of well-integrated oak. The palate picks up on these nuances, delivering a measured expanse of rich body and refreshing acidity that keep each sip beautifully poised between structure and vitality.

 

A Vintage with A Story to Invest In

Investors seeking finesse from their holdings will be well-acquainted with Corton-Charlemagne's storied terroir. The 2013 iteration is no different; it’s a sophisticated investment option that holds the promise not only of transcendental tasting experiences but also beneficial evolution in the cellar over time.

The 2013 Corton-Charlemagne from Bonneau du Martray represents more than just sublime Chardonnay; it epitomises the tenacity of Burgundy winemakers to carve beauty from adversity. The result – a vintage that encapsulates an arresting complexity and remarkable ageing potential – rightfully earns its luminous reputation among collectors and connoisseurs alike.

In summation, the 2013 vintage warrants attention as one boasting a compelling story, paired with an extraordinary constitution for longevity – qualities in abundance at Bonneau du Martray, rendering their 2013 Corton-Charlemagne an essential complement to any discerning investor’s portfolio.

Market price (GBP)

£3,530.00

12x75cl

Highest score

92

POP score

294.17

Scores and tasting notes

92

The 2013 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru has a very pretty bouquet, backward of course, but opening with hints of white peach and white flowers, the oak succinctly integrated. The palate is crisp and taut with a keen line of acidity, the 2014 is quite saline-like, with hints of ginger and spice furnishing the finish. This is a very fine Corton-Charlemagne that sits comfortably at the upper end of my banded score from last year. It may improve even further with continued bottle age.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 28 January 2016

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