2009 Domaine Ponsot Griotte-Chambertin, Gevrey-Chambertin (1.5L)

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Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub-Region: Gevrey-Chambertin
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Review Score: 94BH, 94-91WA
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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This is notably fresher than the Chapelle with a strikingly elegant and highly complex nose that displays perfumed and notably ripe red currant and cassis aromas that are liberally laced with warm earth and spice hints. There is good intensity and detail to the opulently textured medium weight plus flavors that are blessed with a seemingly endless reserve of sap on the gorgeously long finish. This is a really impressive effort and if the palate complexity can eventually match that of the nose, this should be able to achieve, or perhaps even exceed, the upper end of my predicted range.Drink; 2024+.

94 points, Allen Meadows' Burghound (Jan 2012)

The 2009 Griotte-Chambertin is another big, super-ripe wine loaded with dark fruit. This is almost port-like in its intensity, with endless layers of blueberries, blackberries, spices and white flowers that build towards the substantial, textured finish. The Griotte is a totally seductive wine endowed with fabulous harmony and tons of personality. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039.

91-94 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate