White

1985 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • Burgundy Al wrote: (93 points)

    June 25, 2016 - Bottle most likely unmoved from Burgundy since release. Ripe but charmingly fresh .excellent concentration and depth. A star performer tonight.

  • Sundbyberg wrote: (93 points)

    March 17, 2016 - Tasting: This needed an hour or so to open up. Typical chardonnay notes but, of course, also with the oak supplement found in wines from this part of bourgougne (wax, muschrooms, chalk and so on).

  • Jeremy Holmes wrote:

    January 20, 2016 - I've been fortunate enough to have had this wine 5-6 times over the years and each time it has always been splendid but never have I had a better bottle than tonight's. Admittedly it was a recent acquisition direct from the Domaine. It had such an engaging nose with a saline base upon which there were glimpses of peach, lemon and guava. There was a suggestion of white mushroom and a whiff of toast. In the mouth it was sublime. It had the strict line of Corton, with plenty of grapefruit action. There was the glycerol you get with great white Burgundy and layers of flavour titillated the palate. It is a perfect wine in every way with remarkable poise and persistence.

  • AllRed wrote: (93 points)

    January 10, 2016 - Second Sunday Group: Domestic Grenache: I knew Neil had a cold cellar, but my gosh, I never could have imagined that this wine would look as youthful as the 2002 Girardin CC I opened last week. Aromas of waxed apple, honeysuckle, beeswax, orchard fruit, cotton and almond. There's still plenty of fruit on the palate too and it just lingers on the finish.

  • Ramberg wrote: (96 points)

    October 5, 2015 - Tasted as a reference at Swedish Importer Tryffelsvinets yearly Bonneau du Martry & Comte Georges de Vogûé 2013 vintage event, with Jean Luc from Vogüé hosting.
    Nose is still showing freshness, despite being 30 years old.
    Mature tones showing straw, nuts, touch marzipan & bananas (?).
    Very complex, opens up more and more in the glass.
    Palate shows a touch of mature and slightly oxidized fruit (In a good way! Not oxidized, but more towards a fine sherry, if you know what I mean), loads of minerals, fine acidity present for freshness.
    Fun to drink such an old Corton Charlie, a very complex, drinkable, enjoyable and still very much alive wine.
    No hurry to finish any remaining bottles, but rather stock up your cellar, if you can find any!
    (95 - 96)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    La Paulee 2012 - First Blood, 5/16/2012

    (Bonneau Corton Charlemagnes) Subscribe to see review text.

Burghound

  • By Allen Meadows
    11/16/2008 (link)

    (Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2008, Issue #17, Domaine Bonneau du Martray: Brilliant Corton-Charlemagne and Fine Rouge

    (Corton-Charlemagne- Domaine Bonneau du Martray) Subscribe to see review text.

Burghound

  • By Allen Meadows
    11/23/2005 (link)

    (Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    7/20/2007 (link)

    (Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne) It is nice drinking white burgundy at its peak. This wine was just oozing with class and had a wonderful texture. Yellow fruits along with a waxey like flavor and texture. Like the softest pillow ever on your palate. Long detailed finish. Mature slightly baked fruit flavors and a nutty like palate impression and zingy minerality. Acidity was not high but also not super low . . .it was just right and perfectly integrated with the rest of the components. Balance is the key word here. Although this was was great cellaring white burgs is still a crapshoot due to oxidation issues.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1985
  • Type White
  • Producer Bonneau du Martray
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Beaune
  • Appellation Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 77 (67%)
  • Consumed 38 (33%)

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