Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Domaine Ponsot
Country: France Region: Burgundy
District: Griotte Chambertin Grand Cru
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
(RP=93-94) Deeply ripe purple plum and dark cherry with the piquancy of their pits mark the Ponsot 2008 Griotte-Chambertin, tinged with resin and pungent green herbs, ginger and blond tobacco. Suffused with saliva-inducing salinity and palpable chalkiness, the expansive, finely-tannic, thickly rich, and persistently sappy palate performance here never looses its sense of vivacity, culminating in a finish of remarkable length and vibrancy. Look for at least the better part of two decades of continued energy from this lean, tautly muscular long-distance runner of a wine. (AM=91-94) Reduction blocks the nose but the graceful, detailed and beautifully textured flavors are strikingly rich, generous and full and despite the impressive power, the overall character of this wine is really quite fine, all wrapped in a balanced, mouth coating and classy finish. A classic Griotte. (AG=91+) The 2008 Griotte-Chambertin is a huge, super ripe wine loaded with dark fruit, earthiness and tobacco. This shows notable intensity but not quite the pedigree or refinement that is the hallmark of Ponsot.