Domaine Ponsot Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Alouettes 2016 (Burgundy, France) - [RP 93] [VM 89-92]

Domaine Ponsot Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Alouettes 2016
(Burgundy, France) - [RP 93] [VM 89-92]

Regular price $250.00 Sale price $199.97 Save $50.03

RP93 VM89

Notes from the Winemaker:

William Ponsot established the Domaine in 1772 after the Prussian war. It was not until after the 19th century, however, that the Domaine began to take its present form under the influence of Jean-Marie's uncle who had 7.4 acres of vineyards but no children. When his nephew, Jean-Marie's father, took over in 1922, the inheritance had become only 2.47 acres. By the time Jean-Marie started working in 1949, land purchases had increased holdings to 14.8 acres. He added 6.4 acres in 1957, located in Morey, Gevrey and Chambolle.

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Cuvée des Alouettes offers up lovely aromas of red plums, rose petals and candied peel that mingle with incipient savory nuances of grilled squab and forest floor. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and incisive, with excellent concentration, fine-grained and chalky tannins, and above all a bright, vibrant quality that lends this Morey fabulous definition. It will need some time, as it's much more tight-knit than the Morey village." - William Kelley (Jan 2019)

89-92 Points - Vinous Media:
"Good deep red. Superripe aromas of black cherry, licorice, spices and crushed rock. A very rich, ripe wine with an almost chocolatey high-toned character leavened by saline minerality; this is carrying 14% alcohol and it shows. But still quite tight in the middle and in need of a racking. Finishes with firm tannins and a vestigial note of malic acidity." - Stephen Tanzer (Jan 2018)