96 points John Gilman
Happily, this bottle of 2005 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne was absolutely pristine and was showing young and magically, delivering a deep and utterly superb nose of peach, pear, iodine, chalky minerality, pastry cream, white flowers and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and quite vibrant, with a rock solid core, laser-like focus and simply stellar length and grip on the racy finish. No signs of premox here in this utterly stunning wine! (Drink between 2014-2035)
95 points James Suckling
My birthday celebration night in Hong Kong moved on from Moët & Chandon and Dom Pérignon 2000 to a 2005 Bonneau de Martray Corton-Charlemange, which is an old favorite of mine for great white Burgundy. I often say that great Corton-Charlemagne is a red wine masquerading as a white wine because it can be so structured and textured. This 2005 was certainly like that. Some say that Bonneau de Martray went down in quality in the 1990s but then came back in the 2000s. The 2005 that we drank was excellent quality. It was a tightly structured white with sliced apples, lemon meringue and an exquisite cream character. It was full body and silky-textured, showing a dense and beautiful palate. It still needs at least two or three years to open and show its true quality.
94 points Allen Meadows – Burghound
A ripe and slightly phenolic (think olive oil) nose is composed of mostly green fruit and floral aromas that are airy, pure and lightly spiced. There is fine intensity to the rich yet precise and penetrating medium full flavors that are blessed with terrific acid/fruit balance and huge length. This is really a lovely wine that is presently still on the way up in magnum format even though with some aeration it could be enjoyed now.
93 points Wine & Spirits
This domaine encompasses 27 contiguous acres on the Corton hill, most of it planted to Chardonnay. The 2005 is a sophisticated expression of the terroir, with layers of flavor underlain by mineral intensity. There’s a wheat sheaf scent and a hint of honey, though the wine is not at all sweet. Densely concentrated, tightly structured and graceful in the end, this needs a decade of bottle age to show its potential, and should evolve for years thereafter.
18.5/20 points Jancis Robinson
Lovely smoky nose with real richness underneath. Charming breadth but no lack of tension. Not fat at all though very intense. Powerful and mineral. Opened five days ago. Apparently it tastes just the same. Very fresh and firm and with great spine.