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Neal Martin, January 2019,
The 2017 Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru offers straightforward brambly red berry aromas with subtle hints of tea leaf. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly rustic tannin, missing just a touch of flesh in the middle, and a firm, quite strict saline finish. Not bad, although I think there is better to come in subsequent vintages. 2020 - 2030
Burghound, January 2019,
This is the first wine to display any appreciable reduction and it's enough to blur the nuance of the otherwise red fruit and earth scents. The mouthfeel of the medium weight plus flavors is notably finer with equally good volume and concentration if not the same minerality, all wrapped in a balanced and lingering finish that is also quite firmly constituted. Patience advised. Drink 2032+
Wine Advocate, January 2019,
The 2017 Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru is more fleshy and gourmand than the Cuvée du Bourdon—as is typical of this vineyard. Wafting from the glass with notes of red cherries, grilled squab, earthy forest floor and dark chocolate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, ample and velvety, with melting tannins and a voluptuous core of fruit.
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 Grands Crus of Corton, a red made from Pinot Noir, and Corton Charlemagne, a white made from Chardonnay are shared between Aloxe-Corton, Ladoix Serrigny and Pernand Vergelesses. The vines for both are planted on the hillsides underneath the plateau of Corton's woodland forest. The majorityof Pinot Noir is planted in the southern and eastern sector where the soil is naturally rich with red iron clay giving additional body and power. Overall, the wines from these areas tend to be fruit forward and fleshy with a balance of round edges and fine concentration.