94 chézeaux/ponsot griotte-chambertin

Update 17.6.2007(16.6.2007)billn

chezeaux griotte 94
1994 des Chézeaux, Griotte-Chambertintry to find this wine...
Good 94’s are hard to come by but I’ve never been disappointed by this cuvée – apart from one corked bottle. This Ponsot elevaged wine shows medium ruby-red colour and a lovely forward nose of sweet red cherry and faint sweat oak – eventually there’s a little strawberry confiture, finally a lovely pure red berry and a little mocha peeking out – there’s much more density than most 94’s show. The palate is well-textured with creamy flavour that clings to your mouth – it doesn’t have the length of a great year but it’s unmistakedly grand cru. The acidity is mouth-watering though could be a little smoother in the mid-palate, likewise the tannins are not perfect but their texture is not bad either. Coming close to, but not quite at maturity, this wine has very impressive fruit for the vintage, whereas the structure is just a little less sophisticated than normal. Still an easy 90pt wine and it provides a lot of love – that’s is quite a compliment for a 1994!
Rebuy – Yes

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There is one response to “94 chézeaux/ponsot griotte-chambertin”

  1. Gary Paluba19th May 2012 at 2:46 pmPermalinkReply

    How does one determine when a Chezeaux Griotte-Chambertin has been made by Ponsot. Recently purchased 6 bottles of 2007 and am curious. I read your tasting note for the 2007 and I will be eager to see where we are on the wine.

    • billn20th May 2012 at 12:11 pmPermalinkReply

      Hi Gary
      In 2007 the Chézeaux wine was only sourced at Ponsot.
      I understand that (for the first time in years) in the vintage 2010 Chézeaux will additionally have the Leclerc bottling again – I hope to see how they are differentiated next month.
      Hope this helps

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