Ponsot   Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru

2017 Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru

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2017 Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru from Ponsot, Burgundy, France

In the variegated tapestry of Burgundy's revered crus, the 2017 Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru from Ponsot emerges with a particularly enchanting hue. The year 2017 in Burgundy was marked by its precociousness, as vineyards across the region basked in an ample suffusion of light and benevolent temperatures, culminating in a harvest that favoured both quality and quantity.


A Vintage Shaped by Serenity

An assured calm defined the growing season in this storied slither of land, sparing the grapes the melodrama of climatic extremes. The resulting wine is a testament to the harmony of the vintage. The granular specifics of terroir and meticulous vinification practices are brought to bear with remarkable clarity in the glass.

Distinctive attributes crystallise within this 2017 offering: blackberry and red cherry notes pirouette over an undercurrent of subtle spices, setting the stage for a silken tannic structure. There is a resonance to this vintage that speaks of the gentle warmth of its growing season – it maintains a poised vigour that's destined to unfurl magnificently with time.


To Invest, Decant, or Both?

The sagacious investor will find the 2017 vintages a prudent addition to their collection, considering Ponsot's unwavering commitment to producing wines with outstanding longevity and potential for appreciation. However, those more inclined to the pleasures of immediacy will discover that, even in its youthful state, this Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru offers a complex yet polished profile that flirts delectably with perfection.

As one delves into the myriad layers of the 2017 Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru from Ponsot, it becomes clear why this vintage deserves particular praise. The finesse and balance propelling this wine are sure hallmarks of Ponsot's artistry fused with an affable growing season. In essence, it encapsulates a year when nature's munificence lavished upon Burgundy's viticultural treasures.

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A pure and inviting bouquet of plums, raspberries, rose petals and peonies introduces Ponsot's 2017 Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru, a full-bodied, satiny wine that's concentrated and incisive, retaining all the suppleness and charm it displayed in barrel but having gained additional depth and reserve with further élevage and some time in bottle. This has turned out brilliantly and will merit a dozen years' bottle age to really show all its potential, even if it will be approachable sooner.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 13 February 2020

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