Learn more about 1980 Red Burgundy
1980 is considered as a wine vintage of uneven quality for red Burgundy. After a reasonable late September the weather declined in October, with picking starting on the 6th. It was soon publicly tarred as being no good at all by Louis Latour, but in fact growers with low yields made quite decent reds in a lighter style.
Occasional wines turned out remarkably well, most notably Clos de la Roche vieilles vignes from Domaine Ponsot.
As Michael Boradbent notes in his Vintage Wine book if well kept, wines coud be fun.