- Domaine Ponsot
- Pinot Noir
- 2020 - 2035
- Case size
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Goedhuis, January 2011
Spicy with notes of punchy red cherries, cinnamon and star of anise, the 2009 is penetrating with an incredible deep core of earthy notes, fruit and minerals. Silky and smooth with fantastic length, Laurent felt particularly pleased with this Grand Cru.
Neal Martin, January 2011,
Tasted out of barrel at the Domaine. Harvested and vinified identically to the Griottes, this has a different nose, a little richer and more opulent with baked red cherries, orange blossom, blueberry and a touch of oxtail...very complex! The palate is full-bodied with succulent tannins, the fruit a little more expressive than the terroir with a very pure, tense “vitamin” finish that reminds me of a Perrot-Minot. Excellent.
Burghound, January 2012,
This is exceptionally ripe with dense aromas of cassis, plum and earth. There is excellent phenolic maturity to the equally ripe and very concentrated, even opulent flavors that hint at an underlying minerality on the long but slightly flat finish. To be sure, this is very impressive in it sheer size and weight yet it is borderline too ripe for my taste and lacks a bit of energy. In fairness, it’s entirely possible that this is suffering a bit from the recent bottling as some wines do become fatigued. If so my score will seem unduly conservative in time. 2021+.
Burghound, January 2011,
Somewhat surprisingly, here the nose is even more elegant than that of the Griotte with its cool, airy and pure red cherry-liqueur, spice and essence of liquid minerality suffused nose that leads to dense, intense and equally mineral-driven big-bodied but refined flavors, all wrapped in a beautifully detailed, explosively long and youthfully austere finish. This is a serious and quite restrained effort that will require the better part of two decades to reach its full apogee.
Jancis Robinson, January 2011,
Very dark purplish. Much more open and rich, some sweet oak and something not quite pure about this. A little tarty.
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.