WA93-94 AG91+ AM91-94
Winery/Brand: Domaine Ponsot
Area: Griotte Chambertin Grand Cru
Wine Advocate: 93-94
Anotnio Galloni: 91+
Allen Meadow: 91-94
Type: Red Wine
Grapes Varieties: pinot noir
Alcohol: 13.5% abv
Classification: Grand Cru - Burgundy
(RP=93-94) Deeply ripe purple plum and dark cherry with the piquancy of their pits mark the Ponsot 2008 Griotte-Chambertin, tinged with resin and pungent green herbs, ginger and blond tobacco. Suffused with saliva-inducing salinity and palpable chalkiness, the expansive, finely-tannic, thickly rich, and persistently sappy palate performance here never loses its sense of vivacity, culminating in a finish of remarkable length and vibrancy. Look for at least the better part of two decades of continued energy from this lean, tautly muscular long-distance runner of a wine.
(AM=91-94) Reduction blocks the nose but the graceful, detailed and beautifully textured flavours are strikingly rich, generous and full and despite the impressive power, the overall character of this wine is really quite fine, all wrapped in a balanced, mouth coating and classy finish. A classic Griotte.
(AG=91+) The 2008 Griotte-Chambertin is a huge, super-ripe wine loaded with dark fruit, earthiness and tobacco. This shows notable intensity but not quite the pedigree or refinement that is the hallmark of Ponsot.
WA90 WS92 AM89