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pierre ponnelle 1996 bonnes-mares

pierre-ponnelle-1996-bonnes-mares

1996 Pierre-Ponnelle, Bonnes-Mares
Medium plus core of relatively young looking colour. The aromas are deep, a little raisined plus soil and a low level forest-floor note. Full, slightly fat, silky-smooth texture – roll the wine around in your mouth and you will eventually feel some tannin which delivers a lick of bitter-chocolate flavour in the finish – a hint of astringency too. The acidity starts in a very understated way, but peaks in the mid-palate, decaying in tandem with the high-toned flavour. On the first day this wine is certainly flirting with me, but behind the smile is a strict upbringing – I don’t expect a virtuoso performance before it’s twenty-one – but it has potential! Day two and this is very composed and chic; a strong mineral note reminds that it comes from the soil – despite being dressed by Chanel – super.
Rebuy – Yes

2 responses to “pierre ponnelle 1996 bonnes-mares”

  1. Sam Awi

    Opened a bottle of 1962 Gevrey-Chambertin “Petite Chapelle” 1er by Pierre Ponnelle. Wine was excellent and still in good shape. It was last of three bottles. Ponnelle was very prominent at the time when I first acquired this wine (in the middle 1980’s). It appears that Pierre Ponnelle is no longer an operating winery as I have not been able to track down any current information on it. Your wine from the late 1990’s may be close to the end of the time that this winery still operated. I did remember seeing wines from this producer around that time. Any current information you have on this domaine will be appreciated.

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