White

1985 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 23

  • Jeremy Holmes wrote:

    December 3, 2016 - Fabulous bottle of wine. Fine, complex and fresh with aromas of Arum lilies, white peach, preserved lemon, toast and grapefruit. The grapefruit theme continues in the mouth with a rigid spine that is reminiscent of the juice of aforementioned fruit. It has volume and shape but tremendous minerally detail. There's terrific persistence and it is so clean and energetic.

  • Jeremy Holmes wrote:

    July 1, 2016 - This is dense, compact, tight and linear. It has laser like focus and possesses so much latent power. I reckon it is even more backwards than when I last saw it but it is splendid white Burg none the less. Needs time.

  • Argrath wrote: (94 points)

    June 27, 2016 - Deep, nuanced, fully ready nose. Complex with aromas of dried peaches, honey, baking spice, hints of butter and modelling clay. An hour in glass adds maturing notes of cheese. But still so inviting and paradoxically fresh.
    Full, harmonius, complex palate. Generous with baking spice and fully integrated oak. Nice acidity and preserved fruit. Also alluring hints of asphalt minerality. Fabolous and fantastic. Can probably go on for some years.
    Best performance of four Bonneau C-C at the same tasting. With razorsharp acidity and austere beginnings Bonneau C-C seems to be white Burg that can be cellared. Not very much incidents on the Premox front either...

  • Burgundy Al wrote: (93 points)

    June 25, 2016 - Elegance des Volnay BYO Dinner (Domaine de la Pousse d'Or - Volnay): 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).

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Pro Reviews 6

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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.

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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

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 89 (69%)
  • Consumed 40 (31%)

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