2004 chézeaux/ponsot griotte-chambertin


chezeaux griotte chambertin
2004 des Chézeaux (Ponsot), Griotte-Chambertintry to find this wine...
The nose starts high-toned with a backdrop of vintage 2004 cedar. Slowly the cedar recedes giving space for a much more mineral aspect than is usual for this vineyard and certainly less alluring. The palate is silky with fresh acidity and super intensity, but unusually the length is again very mineral. It’s actually quite super, but I’d never pick it as Griotte. Day 2 the nose is transformed to the classic soft, but deep red cherry, perhaps including also a shade of raspberry and importantly the cedar is totally vanished – that’s very promising. The palate gains a little more depth and the finish remains unchanged – mineral but very long. This could become a super wine – but wait for 2015 as a minimum – I think it will need it as it was even slightly better on day 3!
Rebuy – Yes

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There are 3 responses to “2004 chézeaux/ponsot griotte-chambertin”

  1. Jerry Hey20th May 2007 at 8:01 pmPermalinkReply


    Do you think this cedar quality is the same as the 04 Arnoux Suchots?? I tried one a couple weeks ago after your report and definitely got the cedar quality with a lot oa depth to the wine, but no green streaks. Your notes on the Griotte sound like it may go away with some time in the bottle, and maybe even give an added dimension to the wine.

  2. bill nanson20th May 2007 at 8:17 pmPermalinkReply

    Hi Jerry, If it’s 04, it’s 90% of the time – even in great cellars – the same issue. That these are the first bottles (also the Chambolle Charmes) where I see the odour fading – which I will take as a positive indicator. What what else can I do with 100 bottles in the cellar 😉

    Regarding your last comment, cedar is quite interesting, and not a bad thing in small quantities – just like bouquet garni – but it’s not the only thing I want to smell
    Cheers, Bill

  3. Dan Perrelli23rd May 2007 at 3:14 pmPermalinkReply

    04 Jadot Chapelle Chambertin: the cedar, or pine needles, recedes day 2 and 3. Short to medium term these wines are tremendous fun to drink, and quite often very good value in the States. Green is such a broad term. Green-bitter? Green-fresh leafy? Green-cooked spinach? Green-Loire cab franc? And what about resin? I can’t think of one 04 where the “green” was so dominant (after a bit of air) that the wine was ruined, although in Chambolle in particular, Barthod, Mugnier, Roumier – I admit you wouldn’t dub them “classic” – But I shy away from flawed as well. Just suspect for the long-term in the context of what you expect from each producer.

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