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2012 Domaine Ponsot Griotte-Chambertin

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April 2, 2023 - $235



There is fine concentration to the mineral-driven, intense and well-delineated medium weight plus flavors that coat the palate with dry extract before culminating in an impeccably well-balanced and strikingly long finish.

90-92The Wine Advocate

...has a lush, well-defined, sensual bouquet with perfumed boysenberry, black cherry and blueberry scents reminiscent of Bonnes-Mares. The palate is underpinned by fine, tensile tannins...

18Jancis Robinson

Refined and subtle on the nose. Lots of frank fruit. Racy and sweet. A lovely combo. Full of exuberance and bittersweet fruit. Real lift on the palate. It prances.


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits-Villages, Gevrey-Chambertin, Griotte-Chambertin

Griotte-Chambertin, sometimes spelled Griottes-Chambertin, is in Robert M. Parker Jr.’s words “a miniscule jewel of a vineyard” at just 6.7 acres. It is located across the road from Clos de Beze and produces only 800 cases of wine a year. The soil is extremely thin but the vineyard has excellent drainage, and wine writers all seem to agree that wines from Griotte-Chambertin are outstanding. Clive Coates writes that “Griotte has a poise and individuality that raises it above all but the very best Charmes.” Principal landholders are Ponsot/Domaine des Chezeaux, 2.23 acres; Rene Leclerc/Domaine des Chezeaux, 1.88 acres; and Joseph Drouhin, 1.33 acres.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.