Offered APR 12th, 2017

Domaine Ponsot
Known as one of the most extraordinary domaines in Burgundy, vigneron Laurent Ponsot takes a unique approach to winemaking. He espouses picking late, retaining up to 25% of the stems, fermenting at high temperatures (but not cold-soaking) using new oak, using minimal sulfur, not racking and bottling late. In addition, his white Monts Luisants is singular in that it is 100% very old vine Aligoté. The Domaine is also said to be the first site of clonal selection. Holdings include Clos de la Roche; Chapelle Chambertin; Griotte-Chambertin; Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru Les Monts-Luisants (red and white); Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru Les Charmes and village Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée de l’Abeille.

Ponsot Corton Charlemagne 2012
24 bottles, $250 per bottle
(compare to $260 – $400)

96 points View From the Cellar: “No new oak is a recipe that totally appeals to my aesthetic sensibilities with Corton-Charlemagne, and this is exactly how Laurent Ponsot raises his example. The 2012 is an utterly brilliant wine in the making and was one of the most stunning white wines I tasted on my entire trip in November. The deep and fabulous nose soars from the glass in a complex blend of pear, apple, white flowers, a very complex base of white soil tones, a nice dollop of fresh almond, spring flowers and a gently musky topnote redolent of honeysuckle. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure and complex, with a great core of fruit, superb soil inflection, very suave, seamless acids and simply brilliant length and grip on the complex and perfectly balanced finish. This is a great, great bottle of Corton Charlie!”

Ponsot Corton Cuvee Bourdon 2012
24 bottles, $195 per bottle
(compare to $195 – $360)

93 points View From the Cellar: “The 2012 Corton “Cuvée Baurdon” from Domaine Ponsot is another superb bottle in the making, but it does not quite share the same velvety texture to the tannins as the wines from the Côte de Nuits. This cuvée is made up of grapes from four different parcels on the hill of Corton, with Laurent Ponsot joking that “I cannot tell you which lieux à dits the grapes come from, as then you could guess who I am working with in Corton.” The bouquet on the 2012 is deep and sappy, wafting from the glass in a complex blend of black cherries, black plums, chocolate, dark soil tones (very much reminiscent of Renardes) and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and plush on the attack, with a superb core of fruit, lovely soil signature and a very long, ripely tannic and still quite primary finish. This will be a lovely bottle of Corton and should age for a very long time.”

Ponsot Clos Vougeot VV 2012
24 bottles, $365 per bottle
(compare to $365 – $900)

(94-96) points Wine Advocate: “From barrel, the 2012 Clos de Vougeot Cuvee Vieilles Vignes has one of my favourite bouquets with wonderful vibrancy, mineralite and tension. The palate has a beguiling sense of symmetry and tension, blessed with precocious, beautifully aligned mineral-rich black and red fruit towards the finish. One of the best Clos de Vougeot this year.”

Ponsot Griotte Chambertin 2012
6 bottles, $350 per bottle
(compare to $350 – $700)

94+ points View From the Cellar: “The 2012 Griotte-Chambertin from Laurent Ponsot is another one of the ringing successes in the cellars this year, as the wine offers up a dramatic bouquet of black cherries, plums, grilled meat, cocoa, dark soil tones, woodsmoke and a really lovely topnote that I can only describe as “sweet herbs”. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very sappy at the core, with great focus and balance, impressive, nascent complexity, ripe, refined tannins and exceptional length and grip on the young and oh, so promising finish. This will be a legendary vintage for the Ponsot Griotte.”

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