Domaine Ponsot, Gevrey-Chambertin “Cuvee de l’Abeille" 2009, Burgundy 🇫🇷
Marking the #French
weekend of #BastilleDay
and the huge #WorldCup
championship with some fine red #Burgundy
From the warm 2009 growing year, the color is ruby red with a streak of purple, visible through the core. The nose is med/med+ in persistence, with elegant, soft and sappy red fruit and earth tones, with an orange zest and savory accent. The palate shows similarly with a medium body, with the the savory and spice leaning to more licorice and cola, but a driving and juicy fresh cherry red forms the core of the flavor. Med+ acidity on the finish with fine and supple tannin. The 3rd bottle and my least favorite as the wine seems to be in a shy spot right now as past bottles showed better persistence and depth.
is a highly respected top Domaine in Burgundy, with a whopping 79% of their wines classified as #GrandCru
. l'Abeille is a village wine from a #lieudit
in the #GevreyChambertin
village. Ponsot is known to be a late picker, usually one of the last. Fully destemmed, the wines are racked into barrel for malo where most stay with no further rackings (rare, though less rare now). No new barrels are used, all are seasoned and range from 5 to 50 years of age. Low to no sulfur is used and all the wines are sealed with a cool synthetic cork (swipe 👈 to see the @ardeaseal
Ponsot's wines are also famous for the counterfeit wine auction scandal that resulted in Rudy Kurniawan's arrest as Laurent Ponsot, the then director of the estate flew to #NYC
to ensure the wines were not sold. The movie Sour Grapes details this and how it was rumored he interrupted the auction to do so, but apparently it did not exactly happen that way.
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