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one from laurent (no the other one!)

2001 Domaine Ponsot, Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée l’Abeilletry to find this wine...
Medium ruby red. The nose starts with a little undergrowth then soil, both fade to reveal a diffuse red-fruit curtain – improvement is required and the patient are rewarded; first with a deeper plum fruit before a lovely high-toned and focused red fruit effect – very nice. The palate is much less ripe than the 01 Bachelet Gevrey that precedes it, providing a sour-cherry fruit which is not unattractive and mirrored by the balanced, mouth-watering yet somewhat tart acidity. The overall texture is excellent with understated velvet tannins. In the end this is a wine that even with food, is just a little too tart – I can enjoy it, but I wouldn’t rebuy it. Rebuy – No

2 responses to “one from laurent (no the other one!)”

  1. Burgundy-Report » 2001 ponsot morey st.denis

    […] Tomorrow will kick-off the first of about 8 days of concentrated tasting; I start with a dinner with 12 super wines – all from magnum – then Tuesday will see a large Pommard tasting, Thursday and Friday I have visits at a number of domaines. Saturday sees yet-more 2004’s. I won’t have time to write up all the notes before the next report – but c’est la vie! 2001 Laurent Ponsot, Morey St.Denis Cuvée des Grives Medium ruby-red. The first impression from the nose is of soft, dark oak plus an equally soft red and black berry fruit. The palate is red fruity with a little tartness to the acidity, medium density and reasonable length. The texture is quite good, just a little grain to the medium-minus tannins. This is another (junior) Ponsot from 2001 that misses a little ripeness – or at least that’s the impression from the acidity – though it’s a lttle better than the village Gevrey. Rather like that Gevrey, who’s aromatics I prefer, it’s a wine that I can enjoy, but I wouldn’t buy it again. Rebuy – no […]

  2. Burgundy-Report » a nice 2001 ponsot

    […] I didn’t have much luck wiith the first two villages wines I tasted here and here but here is a very nice wine… 2001 Ponsot, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les CharmesMedium cherrry-red. The nose is transparent, almost crystaline red fruit of some sweetness that takes about 1 hour from opening to crescendo. Good freshness, lovely intense mid-palate with mouthwatering acidity and a very good length. This has real balance to go with a good, slowly fading length. This was a quickly vanishing bottle. Rebuy – Yes […]

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