- Laurent Ponsot
- Pinot Noir
- 2025 - 2039
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, May 2018
This magnificent wine has a sweet richness on the nose of cherries, cranberries, and ripe dark plums. The palate is silky, complex, and fine. Its mellifluous tannins flow effortlessly along the juicy cherry fruit. This sweetly aromatic style is balanced by the length of its savoury finish. It flows with harmony, and has regal power.
Burghound, January 2018,
This is the first wine to exhibit any appreciable amount of reduction and it's enough to overshadow the underlying fruit at present. Otherwise there is an almost painful intensity to the even more mineral-driven big-bodied flavors that offer strikingly good persistence if not quite the same depth on the youthfully austere finish. Still the underlying material appears to be of excellent quality and thus more complexity will almost certainly develop. Drink 2031+
Laurent Ponsot is one of Burgundy’s most internationally renowned winemakers. In 2017 he formally left his family domaine in Morey St Denis, and struck out on his own with a new winemaking facility in Gilly-lès- Cîteaux from where he now runs his solo project, started in 2015, full-time. He had been instrumental in Domaine Ponsot’s rise to fame, and had built a reputation as a maverick winemaker with his unique style that combined late harvesting, destemming, and complete aversion to new oak in the cellar. His wines are concentrated and long lived, and have won him admirers the world over. He is a passionate campaigner and prominent activist in the fight against fake wine on the secondary market. Having left his family domaine in the hands of his sisters, Laurent is joined by his son, Clément, at his new project, and together they are continuing to make their hugely exciting wines. Much of the fruit comes from his share of the family vineyards that remained with him after his departure, whilst the new project has given him the opportunity to explore new appellations.
Gevrey Chambertin lies well to the north of the Cote de Nuits. It has no less than 9 grand cru vineyards and the most famous of these is Chambertin. Often considered the greatest of all red Burgundies for its complexity, power and intensity, Chambertin's fine wines are unsurprisingly rare and are priced accordingly. They also need years to develop to their full potential, but are undoubtedly worth the wait.