Ponsot   Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru

1995 Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru

By Ponsot

1995 Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru from Ponsot, Burgundy, France

The 1995 vintage holds a special place in Burgundy lore, a vintage marked by remarkably favourable conditions that brought forth both structure and charm. Diving into the depths of such a stellar year, the 1995 Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru from Ponsot stands as a paragon of what dedicated viticulture paired with climatic generosity can achieve.


An Olio of Opulence and Finesse

Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru is known for producing wines of great depth and intensity — characteristics that become even more pronounced in a vintage as auspicious as 1995. Ponsot's interpretation of this storied terroir resulted in a wine that marries power with elegance, capturing the essence of its origin with exacting precision. The balanced climate of '95, with ample sunshine and optimal rainfall, offered an idyllic setting for the Pinot Noir grapes to achieve full phenolic ripeness while maintaining a lively streak of acidity.


Celebrating a Quarter-Century

With age comes grace, and after nearly three decades, the 1995 Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru from Ponsot showcases tertiary nuances that only time can draw out. Present are evocative notes of dried cherries, autumn leaves, and a whispering hint of truffle, seamlessly intertwined with the enduring freshness to create a captivating narrative on the palate. For wine investors seeking an illustrious addition to their portfolios, this quintessential example from Ponsot is not only a sensory delight but an emblem of sound investment merit.

Wine collectors who have had the pleasure of uncorking bottles from this esteemed producer will attest to the lasting power and transformative journey of Ponsot's creations. The 1995 Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru establishes itself as one such collectible – embodying both the historic clout of Burgundy’s esteemed past vintages along with the aging potential that serious enthusiasts seek. Its evocative bouquet and composed palate render it a compelling proposition for discerning palates and astute investors alike.

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This note is the result of tastings I did in Burgundy between January 7 and January 29. The wine was tasted from cask, not bottle. Pinot Noir, a fragile varietal, reacts poorly to fining, filtration, and careless bottling techniques, I recommend caution when considering buying a red burgundy based on cask samples. I called it as I tasted it, and hope the bottled wine reflects the quality of the samples I was provided. Importer: Vineyard Brands, Chester, VT; tel. (802) 875-2139.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 26 June 1997

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