Broader and sweeter than the Griotte with wild plum and sloe fruit flavours, this is an imperious beauty.
This is slightly fresher and brighter on the nose with lovely cassis and spicy black fruit aromas merging into supple, sappy and mouth coating flavors that are so ripe that it's not entirely obvious that the underlying base grape is pinot. In fact, as delicious and complex as this is, it's rather like dry porto with a warm but beautifully long finish. In short, this is a jammy, opulent and lush wine of obvious quality as it's concentrated and deep but one that isn't my style as it's a bit too 2003ish for me. Drink: 2011+.Notes: from a .60 ha parcel.
An imposingly elegant and ripe nose with lovely cassis and spicy black fruit aromas that merge into supple, sappy and mouth coating flavors that are also quite ripe but offer outstanding finishing intensity and persistence. This isn't as complex as the Griotte but it's not far behind and while the tannins are on the abrupt side at the moment, they should round out and integrate well over time. Drink: 2015+.Notes: from a .60 ha parcel.
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.
One of the nine Grand Crus vineyards within the Gevrey Chambertin area. Chapelle-Chambertin's vineyards are on gentle slopes, sheltered from the elements by woods to the north. The thin rocky soil forces the vines to work hard. The exceptional wines produced in Chapelle-Chambertin are complex, powerful and incredibly long-lasting.