Sunday, January 16, 2011
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2001, Bonneau du Martray
In blind tastings I often struggle to identify Corton-Charlemagne. Usually I confuse it with Pouilly-Fuissé. With the Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne I would be more likely to confuse it with a very Jurassic Chablis grand cru! This wine has immediate mineral and stone aromas; crushed oyster shells, chalk, white pepper. Light, ethereal, intriguing on the palate. Imagine walking through white silk curtains. Fascinatingly weird. I can't imagine what cuisine this would work well with. Another wine to be tasted blind in perfect conditions starting at 11am to fully understand its mysteries.