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1996 Domaine Bonneau du Martray (95 Points WS...93 Points WA) Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru. No Reserve

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Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: White, 1996 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Pernand Vergelesses, Burgundy, France
Fill level: 1cmQuestion Mark Grape variety: Chardonnay

Almost unique among Burgundy growers for only producing grand cru wines, Domaine Bonneau du Martray owns 11 hectares of vines on the famous hill of Corton, one of the largest holdings of Grand Cru vines of any Burgundy producer.Domaine Bonneau du Martray is in Pernand-Vergelesses, and it is the only estate in Burgundy that makes nothing but Grand Crus.
Robert Parker has called Bonneau’s Corton-Charlemagne “exquisite” and “age-worthy”. About 4,000 cases of Corton-Charlemagne are produced annually.The estate is one of the most prestigious in the region and was a pioneer in biodynamic viticulture in Burgundy:-


"A prototypical '96. Racy, full-bodied, intensely stony and citrusy, it offers ripe yet delicate aromas and flavors of pear, pineapple, wet stone, mineral and toasted oak. Delicious as it swirls in the palate, then kicks in with vengence on the citrus-smacking finish. The best part: not overdone in the oak department. **Thirteenth in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 1998**".
(95 Points).

The Wine Spectator. (August 1998).


"How can something be so big and yet so elegant? The nose offers an incredible range of tropical fruit, mineral, toast and exotic spice aromas with discernable notes of pineapple pastry, chalk, praline and honey. The palate is big, rich and buttery with a wonderful silky texture and a fresh burst of balancing acidity. Very long fruit-and-nut finish. Still plenty of life left in this 1996".
(93 Points).

Lisa Perroti-Brown. (Wine Advocate's Wine Journal. November 2008).


Last year,the Sunday Times Wine Club were retailing bottles of this wine for £150.00 per bottle.


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Other details

This bottle was bought at auction in the 2000s.It has since been stored in a purpose-built,temperature-controlled cellar.It appears to have been kept in very good conditions as the wine fill is exceptionally high (just below cork).The bottle is in an excellent state,with the label and capsule in pristine condition.


Shipping details


Payment methods: PayPal, cheque and bank transfer
Returns policy: no returns
The wine can be collected: From postcode CT5 , Kent, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Shipping paid by: seller
Cost of delivery: £12.00. This lot will be shipped in polysafe tubes or airshock,air-cushioned sleeves,within a robust cardboard box.If buyers wish to use Paypal,they will be invoiced with their charges(About 4%.Overseas 5%).Foreign buyers are welcome,but they should take responsibility for having suitable means of shipping.
Delivers to UK and Singapore
Other countries delivered to: Western Europe.For European buyers,please ask for a quote for shipping,which will be considerably higher than the UK price above.
Insurance options: Up to £500.


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