2018 Corton Grand Cru Cuvée du Bourdon, Domaine Ponsot

This is a blend of three vineyards, with 20% Clos du Roi, 20% Perrières, and the rest Paulands. This is wild and herbal, with definition of fruit and very Côte de Beaune tannins. Dark and intense, there’s great depth here.

Critic score
92/100
Pricing
Bottle
3 available
£182.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Maturity
    Young 2024 - 2036
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Grand Cru
2018 Corton Grand Cru Cuvée du Bourdon, Domaine Ponsot

TASTING NOTES

The 2018 Corton Grand Cru Cuvée du Bourdon is the usual blend of some 60% Les Paulands, 20% Les Perrières and 20% Clos du Roi, and Alexandre Abel told me that he limited the fermentation temperature to a maximum of 30 degrees Celsius to control extraction. Wafting from the glass with notions of cherries, raspberries, potpourri, spices and forest floor, it's medium to full-bodied, lively and concentrated, with real energy and excellent structural refinement.

William Kelley, Wine Advocate (February 2020)
(91—93+)/100
Domaine Ponsot

Domaine Ponsot’s cellar sits atop the hill overlooking the vineyards of Morey St Denis, with views stretching the length of the Côte de Nuits. They are one of the, if not the, defining domaines of the village, and the largest landowners in the hallowed terroir of Clos de la Roche Grand Cru. The estate has been in the Ponsot family since 1872. Laurent Ponsot brought the estate to fame, with his flare for producing distinctive wines that broke the mould. His departure in 2017 saw the domaine transferred to the safe hands of his sister, Rose-Marie, whose appointment of régisseur Alexandre Abel has ensured the domaine’s signature style of late picking, destemming, and exclusion of new oak during élevage continued seamlessly. These are intense, concentrated, and fabulously long-lived wines, keenly sought-out by the domaine’s many loyal followers.

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