Live Virtual Auction, 16 May 2021

Sold for

R 14 070
Lot 79
Bonneau du Martray; Corton-Charlemagne; 1995; 4 (1 x 4); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 15 000 - 18 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 14 070

About this Item

Corton-Charlemagne, 1995
4 (1 x 4) 750ml
Domaine Bonneau du Martray is one of the most famous estates in Corton Charlemagne. The property was owned by the same family for over two centuries until, in 2017, it was sold to Stan Kroenke, the owner of the world-renowned American estate, Screaming Eagle. In the 8th Century, the estate belonged to Emperor Charlemagne who, legend has it, liked the wine of Corton so much that he gave his name to it. Jean Le Bault, Count of Morinière, inherited the estate in 1969 from his uncle, René Bonneau du Martray, and in 1994 Jean-Charles de la Morinière took over from his father. Domaine Bonneau du Martray only produces Grands Crus. In 1996, after geographically surveying the domaine’s parcels and its nine different soil types, Jean-Charles started vinifying the parcels separately.

Critics Ratings

‘A mature and elegant if ever-so-slightly exotic and ripe white pear and green apple suffused nose is followed by medium weight, concentrated and relatively round flavors that offer excellent acid/fruit balance and impressive if not truly sensational length. This is drinking perfectly now though it should certainly hold for at least another decade, perhaps longer.’ - Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, 91/100 (Jul 2010)

‘The 1995 has a deep, green-tinged bouquet. The nose is lovely with almond, walnut and a touch of lanolin, underneath some granitic aromas with hints of toffee giving away its age. The palate is nicely balanced with a touch of spice on the entry. Good acidity, very vibrant with touches of orange peel and fresh ginger on the finish. Very fine.’ - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 92/100 (Nov 2011).

Provenance

Private Client


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