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 Vintage2008 Label 1 of 6 
ProducerDomaine Ponsot (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationCuvée des Cigales
SubRegionCôte de Nuits

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Drinking window: Drink between 2015 and 2025 (based on 1 user opinion)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.7 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 4 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Tavastgatan on 10/3/2014 & rated 89 points: Lovely Chambolle. Pure expression of terroir. Very Ponsot as well. (1726 views)
 Tasted by CamWheeler on 9/12/2013 & rated 89 points: Woah - the nose is incredibly bright and lifted - blackcurrant and kirsch with some pristine cherry and a backing of graphite. The acidity is really driven, it stretches the fruit flavour out across the palate really well. Medium depth, it is nice now but will be better if it can take on some depth through age. (2128 views)
 Tasted by Papies on 5/20/2012 & rated 88 points: Opened and served. Red fruit, full on on the nose. Chambole sweet core and medium body. Maybe a touch too sweet at this stage. Enjoyable. 88 from us (4114 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 4/7/2011: Just opened. With some brett or stem on the nose? Almost savory fruit quality across the palate, richly aromatic, bright acids, very soft in tannins. We will see how it opens up.

Second day open, left in fridge, drunk 1/3 down on the bottle, without further protection:

Note the unsual cork. Micro-ship embedded in there?

Nose now very pronouced: floral note of chamomile, perfume of violet and honey. Red fruit of raspberry and dark cherry, almost a brambely note. sweet spice of nutmeg, just a hint of medicinal, mint, stems?

Palate is still a touch harder, not very much like a Chambolle Musigny to me. Or at least, not a soft and svelt as I would have expected. Maybe this is some stem tannin showing through? Although that is not what comes across in the flavors. More just youth. Needing time, quite vibrant. (4729 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, January 2010, Issue #37
(Domaine Ponsot Chambolle-Musigny - Cuvée Cigale Villages Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (11/16/2009)
(Dom Laurent Ponsot, Cuvée des Cigales Chambolle-Musigny Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Nov/Dec 2009, Issue #24, The Superb 2008 Burgundy Vintage- Already in the Shadow of 2009?
(Chambolle-Musigny “Cuvée Cigale”- Domaine Ponsot) Login and sign up and see review text.
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Domaine Ponsot

Producer website

Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.


Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)


Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
Burgundy Report |
Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne - na stejné téma od Heleny Baker

Côte de Nuits

on weinlagen.info


Chambolle-Musigny is one of the smallest appellations of the Côte de Nuits, although given the tiny, fragmented nature of Burgundy vineyards, it manages to fit two exceptional Grand Crus (Bonnes Mares and Le Musigny) and a couple of dozen Premieres Crus. These wines are known for delicacy and tend to be light in body, but concentrated and with fragrant bouquets. The critic Robert M. Parker Jr. quotes French poet Gaston Roupnel as likening the region's wines to "silk and lace."

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