International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95(this was racked hours before my visit) Bright ruby-red. Ineffable aromas of purple fruits, violet and minerals. Tightened by the racking, but the fruit and mineral flavors are precise and fine. Not at all a blockbuster, but strong on the aftertaste, finishing with aristocratic tannins.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2007
Burghound | Rating: 96Deeply pitched aromas of warm earth and animale notes characterize the brooding but notably ripe spiced plum and red berry fruit nose that introduce rich, full and tautly muscled flavors oozing with so much sap that the firm tannic spine is almost invisible, all wrapped in an immensely long finish. I am generally not especially impressed with Ponsot's Chambertin relative to his other grands crus yet the '05 is the best I have seen since perhaps his monumental '85. A great effort and one to look for.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 1st Quarter, 2007
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95There will be but 50 cases of Ponsot's 2005 Chambertin, a wine with riveting black fruit and floral aromas, broad, saturating palate presence, chocolate, toasted nuts and roasted meat flavors, formidable density of fine tannin, and a deep, quietly rumbling finish.Author: David Schildknecht
Domaine Ponsot has been a top producer and catalyst for innovation in Burgundy since 1872. After the Franco-Prussian War, William Ponsot settled in Morey-Saint-Denis, bought a vineyard, which included the 1er Cru monopole Clos des Monts Luisants and a parcel of Clos de la Roche, and began producing wine. In the 1930s, Williams's nephew Hippolyte was among the first producers in Burgundy to practice estate bottling, and took part in founding the A.O.C. classification. In the 1960s, Hippolyte's son, Jean-Marie, was one of the pioneers of clonal selection of Pinot Noir. In fact, many of the most important Pinot Noir clones originate from mother vines in Ponsot's vineyards.
Today, under the control of Laurent Ponsot, the domaine produces wine from tiny yields and using no new oak, a regime that has been referred to as "perennially inconsistent." To this critique, Laurent says, "We are lazy, we don't interfere with nature. My aim is to express the vintage and the terroir through my wines, not to express myself. Some people say we are inconsistent. To me this is the greatest possible compliment."
Collector Data For This Wine
- 27 bottles owned
- 6 collectors