This cuvée dates from 2002 and is named after the cicadas that have come back into the vineyard since Laurent turned to more natural methods of grape growing. Aromatic and exotic, the 2006 displays notes of red plum, honey and zesty raspberry fruit. Pure and poised.2010-2022+
This too is sufficiently reduced that the nose doesn't offer much useful information but themedium-bodied flavors are quite fresh in the mouth with a pure, detailed and refined finish that is, as one would reasonably expect, much more elegant if not quite as deep as the l'Abeille. Still,this is worth a look. (87-89)/2012+
Domaine Ponsot is an atypical but outstanding domaine in Morey St Denis. Their combination of late picking, destemming, and ageing in old oak barrels achieve the domaine’s distinctive style of long lived wines. Laurent Ponsot left the domaine in 2017, and the estate is now run by his sister, Rose Marie Ponsot. Alexandre Abel has joined the team as régisseur, and together they continue to uphold these three principles of the estate. Furthermore, they are not afraid to experiment, and are always evolving the viticulture and winemaking style with small innovations.
The wines of Chambolle Musigny are like no other. They can be superbly delicate, yet mindblowingly complex. Of all the northern Burgundy appellations, they are the most ethereal, and as a result the most feminine. Most of the Chambolle Musigny vineyard area is encompassed in its Village and Premier Cru appellations including the robust Beaux Bruns, the splendidly mineral Le Cras and the poised yet powerful Les Amoureuses. It produces only two Grand Crus - the round and rich Bonnes Mares which it shares with Morey St. Dénis, as well as what could be described as the Stradivarius of grand crus, Musigny.