Region, Subregion, Country:
Chambolle-Musigny Les Charmes, France
Succulent red fruit, almost syrupy on the nose. Plenty of sweet spices. If this isn’t oaked, it’s doing an uncanny impression of it. Finely ground tannin that gives quite a lot of chew. The finish is surprisingly intense and powerful after a reasonably straightforward palate, with a hint of smoke.
Laurent Ponsot needs little introduction. The legendary Domaine Ponsot is responsible for among the most sought after Burgundies, each embedded with a deep heritage as much as a strict fidelity to their Morey Saint Denis roots. His more recent project, simply named Laurent Ponsot, is autonomous to the Domaine which he left in 2017. With this, Ponsot seeks to strengthen the continuum between the land that he knows so intimately and the stellar wines upon which his reputation is founded. Only this time, in a more democratic manner, resulting in a suite of expressions as intricately detailed as it is more affordable.