White

1985 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne

Chardonnay

  • France
  • > Burgundy
  • > Côte de Beaune
  • > Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Drink between 1990 - 2005
CT91.9 13 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • Vinnut Likes this wine: (94 points)

    September 17, 2013 - Pale golden yellow in color with no signs of age. Initially closed nose evolving with extended airing into a lovely gorgeous full complex aromas of citric overtones consisting of fresh lemon/lime & grapefruit, apples, some floral notes of jasmine & honeysuckle, roasted nuts, minerals, stony, chalky, buttery, with sweet vanilla & toasted oak undertones. Medium-full bodied with a good concentration of smooth and well developed, mouth filling, unctuous, rich, complex & ripe citrus fruit flavors of lemons/limes, white grapefruit, buttery, minerals, stony, a touch of sweet creamy vanilla and toasted oak in the background. Long lingering and persistent crisp finish. May be at its peak of development with no signs of senility. Should hold there a bit longer if stored properly.

  • don_quichotte Likes this wine: (94 points)

    February 26, 2013 - Christopher Prain's Mature Burgundy Dinner @ Ten Bells (Upstairs @ The Ten Bells): Pain grille and nuts on the nose. Very complex and fresh. Really beautiful and long. What mature burgundy should taste like.

  • lepetitchateau wrote: (94 points)

    November 6, 2012 - Fresh, good acidity, this was slow to open and quite restrained, but it begins to take on weight and sweetness. It is eventually a lovely wine.

  • lepetitchateau wrote: (92 points)

    April 5, 2012 - Lovely but just did not sing as it has in the past.

  • lepetitchateau wrote: (94 points)

    November 30, 2011 - Still showing lovely big fruit, lots and lots of fruit that is mature and super delicious.

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Pro Reviews 5

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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.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    La Paulee 2012 - First Blood, 5/16/2012 93 points

    (Bonneau Corton Charlemagnes) Twin Bonneau Corton Charlemagnes proceeded, led by a funky 1980. It had an old, mildewy nose and did not seem like a perfect bottle, perhaps corked. It was weird, and its fruit felt like it was left out in sun over the weekend (82A). The 1985 had a similar personality but on the right side of the bed. Yeast, old corn and caramel were all present in its classic profile, along with benevolent waterfall flavors (93).

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 92 (81%)
  • Consumed 21 (19%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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