White

1980 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne

Chardonnay

  • France
  • > Burgundy
  • > Côte de Beaune
  • > Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Drink starting 2007
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • brooklynguy wrote:

    June 21, 2014 - A bit disappointing in that it showed more like a generic old, albeit very good white Burg than it did as a fine old CC. Rich and with some fat, and the essence of stony mature Chardonnay. Nice, but not a transcendent bottle by any means.

  • TheSauerKraut Likes this wine:

    December 24, 2012 - this was wonderful. surprisingly still fresh, with bracing acidity, a touch of nutty secondary notes, and some (not unbalanced) toasty oak.

  • french16 wrote:

    June 14, 2012 - What a beautiful bottle. Still showing real complexity with smoke, a very light touch of caramel and old wood. Wet leaf, honey and some old apple. A hint of pineapple on the palate with some lemon. There's an incredible acidity kicking on the finish. Subtle underlying minerality (like water on galet).
    Truly elegant with a surprising freshness at that age. Really great stuff.

  • LWI wrote: (89 points)

    April 27, 2009 - Deep, almost golden color. No primary fruit left. Beeswax, petrol(!) on the nose. Medium bodied plus, and rather intense. However, some oxidization, lacks complexity, and probably on its way down. Interesting, though.

  • stiang wrote: (90 points)

    March 22, 2009 - Intense nutty flavours, dried tropical fruit. Very nice from a mediocre vintage.

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    La Paulee 2012 - First Blood, 5/16/2012 82A 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).

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1980
  • 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 8 (38%)
  • Consumed 13 (62%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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