The nose is quite firmly reduced and the underlying fruit is entirely masked. By contrast the detailed and highly energetic big-bodied flavors are very fresh, vibrant and gorgeously textured with almost painful intensity before culminating in an explosive, palate staining and remarkably persistent finish. This is a complete baby at present with superb development potential that should age beautifully for years to come, indeed one that is going to require plenty of patience. 92-95/100. Drink 2025+
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.
Le Montrachet is the most famous white Burgundy Grand Cru coming from a single 8 hectare vineyard which overlaps into the communes of Puligny and Chassagne. Even as far back as the 18th century the wines of Le Montrachet had to be reserved a year in advance - a distant precursor to the en primeur system. The south east facing vineyards give the vines maximum exposure to the sun which combined with the limestone soil produces epic results.