- Domaine Ponsot
- Pinot Noir
- 2015 - 2030
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Goedhuis, November 2002
A really classy wine. Good weight and finish.
Burghound, January 2015,
In contrast to the mildly odd nose of the Chapelle, this is perfumed, elegant and cool with its ultra-pure aromas of all but fully mature red berry fruit, underbrush and soft earth tones. There is really lovely detail and plenty of minerality on the strikingly intense medium weight flavors that terminate in a slightly austere finish that is less generous than that of the Chapelle. I like the balance and punch though some may find this to be a bit more austere than they prefer. Note that for my taste this could easily be drunk now but I would be inclined to hold this for another 2 to 3 years in the hopes that the finale will flesh out just a bit more.
Burghound, January 2003,
Pure, pretty and very stylish red cherry fruit notes framed in strong earth aromas followed by complex, barely medium weight flavors that seem to lack mid-palate density. To be sure, there is breed and class here but this is disappointing relative to many prior vintages. Drink: 2008-2014.Notes: from a .90 ha parcel.
Burghound, January 2004,
Pure, pretty and very stylish red cherry fruit notes framed in strong earth aromas followed by complex, medium weight flavors that display much better mid-palate density than they did from cask. In short, this is a beautiful effort in a medium weight style. Drink: 2009-2016.
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 estate has eschewed the fashion of using new oak barrels to age the wines, preferring seasoned casks which act as an “elevage” vessel rather than imparting barrel flavours. As Alexandre says “we want our wines to taste the maximum of the true fruit and terroir flavours that nature provides us with".
Although the name Griotte-Chambertin comes from a word for a grill-pan inspired by the shape of the vineyard, locals and critics alike agree that there is an unmistakeable scent of cherries in this delectable wine. One of the nine Grand Cru vineyards to be found within Gevrey Chambertin, Griotte-Chambertins are wines of great power, complexity and longevity.