2007 chézeaux/ponsot chambolle 1er les charmes

Update 3.7.2009(5.7.2009)billn

2007 Chézeaux, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Charmes
2007 Chézeaux, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Charmes

I don’t think I’ve opened too many 07 reds at home yet – but this is a resoundingly successful start! The Ponsot wines are bottled, but not yet in the distribution chain, but as you see here a few of the Chézeaux labelled bottles are just beginning to appear. Of-note, I see that the various imperfections of the cork are filled with a white material – I checked with Laurent Ponsot and he said:

“Nowadays, all the corks are sold with a very thin silicone film. And when a cork is (as the one on the picture) full with encrusted grains, the silicone gets in. That is what you can see lightly white. This procedure (silicone) is necessery to use the corking machines just after bottling. Nearly nobody is still putting the corks by hand. You just need your hand to… uncork the bottle to drink it and hopefully to love it !”

2007 Chézeaux/Ponsot, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Charmestry to find this wine...
Medium colour. The nose is intense red fruit, slightly dried and creamy cranberry in aspect. Lovely freshness, depth without overt concentration and impressive dimension(s) of fruit in the mid-palate. Even without real intensity I’m rather smitten – the complexity is enough! Nice length, the last few drops in the glass provide a gorgeous redcurrant aroma – really super!
Rebuy – Yes

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There are 2 responses to “2007 chézeaux/ponsot chambolle 1er les charmes”

  1. Gavin5th July 2009 at 8:16 amPermalinkReply

    That’s hardly a very good answer from Laurent Ponsot. You can get corks a lot better than this. Why aren’t they being used on the Chezeaux wines?

  2. billn5th July 2009 at 9:00 amPermalinkReply

    Hi Gavin, I thought the cork quite a high-quality looking thing – better than previous vintages of Chézeaux wines – it seemed to expand to twice the width of the openening on extraction; I was just a little surprised to see the silicone, and wondered if something had been changed…

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