The palate is well balanced with a fine thread of acidity that cuts through vibrant notes of almond and Cornice pear and a dab of lemongrass upon the effervescent, precise finish. This is a sublime Corton-Charlemagne… Drink 2017-2035. 90-92 points, robertparker.com.
…reticent nose… sultry and introspective… obstinate and broody… with a dense, tightly wound, chalky finish… will flesh out… robertparker.com
Medium to medium-full colour. Fresh, classy, medium weight nose. Good positive fruit. Soft, round, spicy, ripe, fresh and balanced. Medium body. Plenty of depth here. A great success. Just about ready. To 2021+ (2011)
Medium colour. Developed. Also soft, but slightly more grip and intensity. Very seductive. There is an illusion of oak here which is very curious. And this soft aromatic wood flavour is continued on the palate. Medium weight. Charming and balanced. From 2014. (2011)
Very low yields. Amazing colour! Blackish crimson. Deep flavoured and rich. Really intense! Sweet start and ripe tannins – almost opulent though still bone dry on the end. Worth waiting patiently while this takes on more flesh... Drink 2025-2045. 17+/20 points, jancisrobinson.com (11/2014).
Deep green gold. Not much nose. But pretty juicy and round on the palate... Drink 2020-2030. 17/20 points, jancisrobinson.com (11/2014).
One of the few Ponsot wines to have been racked. Mid crimson. Very expressive nose and savoury. Lip smacking and hugely appetising with its medium weight of red-fruit flavours -- pomegranate? -- and bone-dry finish. Most attractive. Great balance and very neat finish. Drink 2023-2035. 18/20 points, jancisrobinson.com (11/2014).
Bright purplish crimson. Heady and super-ripe on the nose. Enormous charm already with real structure. Crackling savour. Muscular and yet with a very well-judged charge of ripe fruit. Very poor soils. Drink 2025-2045. 18/20 points, jancisrobinson.com (11/2014).
Ruby. Very fresh and rich too. Long. Violets. Very admirable. Meaty and just a tad severe... Fine acidity. Quite low alcohol. Drink to 2018. 18-/20 points, jancisrobinson.com (4/2013).
Domaine Ponsot is rich in history. It was one of the very first domaines in Burgundy to bottle its own wines (in the 1870s) and to begin selling wines under its own label (in the 1930s).
Clonal selection of pinot noir also began here. Ponsot provided the ‘mother plants’ from ancient Clos de la Roche vines for the first approved Burgundy clones – all of the so-called Dijon clones were taken from Ponsot cuttings in the Clos de la Roche.
Ponsot has fabulous holdings including perfectly situated parcels of very old vines (100+ years) in Clos St Denis and Clos de la Roche, where Ponsot is the largest land owner with 3.4ha – some three-quarters of the original vineyard.
There are smaller holdings in Chambertin, Griotte Chambertin, Chapelle Chambertin, Clos de Bèze, Charmes Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot, Corton, Corton Bressandes, Corton Charlemagne, le Montrachet, Chambolle Musigny 1er cru Les Charmes, and Morey 1er cru Clos de la Monts Luisants (white and red). There is also some Bourgogne rouge and superb village wines from Morey, Gevrey and Chambolle.