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1989 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne
- Côte de Beaune
- Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Community Tasting Notes 29
fclarity wrote: (95 points)
January 14, 2017 - I am not sure if the last bottle I had was a touch off or it did not get enough air. However, this excellent looking bottle tasted like a 92 point wine when first poured and got better from there.
This wine had a yellow center and clear rims. It looked quite young as Bonneau often does. This producer creates wines with incredible longevity. After 5+ hours of air the medium+ intensity nose showed apples, white stone, almond paste, and lemons.
In the mouth, this was refined (not fat) but had a huge flavor impact. The powdered mineral/marzipan finish lingered in your mouth for over a minute. This wine was quite crisp and clearly designed for food. It also had incredible balance that left you searching for which flavor element to list first.
This bottle was really just coming into its drinking window. It will easily last, and even improve, in the cellar for 10+ years. Outstanding!
acyso wrote: (93 points)
November 15, 2016 - Dinner at Bar Marta (Chicago, IL): I was excited the moment Marc threatened to bring this to dinner. At first, the nose seemed a little sketchy, but those somewhat odd odours blew off. Then it unfolded into a very ripe and full-bodied expression of chardonnay. Sure, there was a little bit of brown, but that's expected given the age here. Peachy, ripe, and powerful, just as Corton-Charlie ought to be.
jlgnml Likes this wine: (94 points)
September 13, 2016 - Drank at Saison SF. Fantastic.
Burgundy Al wrote: (94 points)
October 25, 2015 - Bonneau du Martray Dinner with Jean-Charles le Bault de la Morinière (RPM Italian - Chicago IL): This wine might keep getting better and better with more time in the cellar. Superb concentration with balance. This will last.
October 11, 2015 - Some of these older Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagnes seem like they can last forever, and this was one of those bottles. Very youthful in both appearance and taste, this started off with a zesty citrus streak that really characterized the wine. Over time, the wine picked up more weight and fleshy yellow fruit nicely complemented the acidity. Not as amazing as other vintages of this I’ve had, but still a very, very enjoyable wine.
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- Vintage 1989
- 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
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 144 (63%)
- Consumed 84 (37%)
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