- Laurent Ponsot
- Pinot Noir
- 2024 - 2044
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Burghound, Janaury 2018,
Discreet but not invisible wood sets off distinctly earthy aromas of plum, dark currant, spice and a whisper of forest floor. There is both good volume and a lovely sense of delineation to the focused and powerful middle weight plus flavors that exude evident minerality on the slightly tangy but much more harmonious finish. While not perfectly balanced, it's close. Drink 2029+
Jancis Robinson, February 2020,
This is the stuff! Esoteric, earthy, expressive and elemental. Dried red fruits on the palate. Long, spicy length with an animal sort of muskiness about it. No uncleanliness – this is very much the terroir talking. (RH) 13.5%. Drink 2020 – 2037
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.