The 2006 Chapelle Chambertin reveals a healthy, rich, deep colour and an aromatic nose of damson plum, bittersweet chocolate and red currant. The tannic structure is a bit more present and dense but it finishes with superb purity and focus.2012-2025
A restrained and slightly somber nose introduces cool and refined flavors that are rich and extremely earthy, indeed more so than usual with good mid-palate density and fine precision on thedelicious, textured and wonderfully long finish where I really like the depth this offers. This seems to have lost any sense of hail-induced dryness and has become quite a serious Chapelle with ample backend minerality.
Strong reduction. The cool and refined flavors are rich and extremely earthy, indeed more so than usual with good mid-palate density and fine precision and while the finish also displays a touch of dryness, I really like the depth this offers. This is not a perfect effort but one that is more than respectable given the significant hail damage suffered in 2006.
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.