andre nudant 1980 corton-charlemagne


I bought a bunch of the 1979 and wasn’t going to buy any 1980 (advice came that 79 was a good vintage, 80 not) but it turned out that a friend had 1980 as their birth-year. As we so often see, Burgundy is a wine that confounds – particularly as the wines age, and before the p.ox was invented, even more so for whites. The phrase was coined for reds, but it used to fit equally well to whites: “In a good vintage you should wait at least 10 years to drink the wines, in bad vintage you NEED to wait at least 10 years to drink.”

1980 Andre Nudant, Corton-Charlemagne
Golden. Old oak notes that bring to mind the 1979 but they blow off a little faster – the nose becomes almost indistinguishable from the 79. Just like the younger wine, this is also silky and shows a little fat to its texture. Where this differentiates itself is the lack of bitterness which delivers a better overall balance to the flavour. They were drunk a week apart, so it’s hard to be definitive, but this seems the better wine.
Rebuy – No Chance

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