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 Vintage1988 Label 1 of 4 
ProducerDomaine Ponsot (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
VineyardLes Charmes
SubRegionCôte de Nuits
AppellationChambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink by 2015 (based on 1 user opinion)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Ponsot Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 4 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by steinersing on 4/27/2013 & rated 90 points: Nicely evolved Burg - underwood taste, still time at hand (608 views)
 Tasted by SimonG on 1/15/2010: Eric Levine at The Ledbury: Quite cloudy. Mature, mellow nose. Nice touch of sous-bois. Sweet fruit, mellow, complex with nice intensity. Really lovely. **** (1448 views)
 Tasted by Rupert on 1/15/2010: Eric LeVine comes to London (The Ledbury, London): Another murky one, but more substantial than the Dujac, smoky, earthy, savoury, vigorous, more Gevrey than Chambolle, but very satisfying (1449 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 5/29/2008: (from memory) - nose: soaring complex floral notes intermingled with pure but mellowed red and black fruit. same impressive nose as the last bottle. palate: started out rather shrill and disjoint (needed more slowox time!), with a thin mid-palate. well balanced, with good components, including pure ripe red/black fruit and nicely softened tannins. Over 4 hrs the mid-palate gap closed a bit, the wine put on some weight, and was no longer disjointed, as the components began to come together, somewhat. finish was moderately extended with decent minerality, but still seemed like a skin and bones compared to the last voluptuous bottle (same lot). consumed from restaurant burg glasses not to my liking, so what to think except bring Reidel-shaped glasses next time? slowoxed for 5 hrs (1605 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Chris Kissack
Winedoctor, January 2010
(Domaine Ponsot Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru Charmes) This domaine has its origins in the acquisition of vineyards by William Ponsot in 1872, following his return home after the Franco-Prussian War. It remains in the hands of his descendents today. This wine has a slightly cloudy appearance, a very fine sediment suspended within, and it has a very mature, almost tawny hue. The nose is warm, with a touch of balsamic, although it comes down on the sweet, slightly volatile side rather than the overtly acetic. I like it, even though it reminds me a little of Vega Sicilia. Rich, with great substance on the palate, rounded and polished, meaty yet elegant, with good harmony. Not the vigour of the Dujac, but it remains well defined through to the finish. Long, too. Probably one of my favourites of this tasting - for current drinking, at least.  18 points
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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.
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Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne - na stejné téma od Heleny Baker

Côte de Nuits

on weinlagen.info

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

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 fragrent bouquets. The critic Robert M. Parker Jr. quotes French poet Gaston Roupnel as likening the region's wines to "silk and lace."
Di Giancarlo marino: comunque. Les Noirottes è un cru situato quasi al centro di Chambolle, subito ad est di Bonnes Mares, ed è confinante tra gli altri con i 1er cru Les Baudes (segnalo quello di H. Lignier), Les Sentieres (segnalo quello di R. Groffier), e aux Beaux Bruns (molto citato dalla stampa quello di D. Mortet, io preferisco quello di Ghislaine Barthod). Pur essendo ben situato, questo 1er cru non mi risulta aver mai dato vini di particolare pregio. Per chi ama e cerca lo "spirito" vero di Chambolle, oltre allo scontato Les Amoureuses (notevoli quelli di De Vogue, Roumier, Groffier, Amiot-Servelle...) ed a quelli già citati, consiglio Les Cras di G. Roumier e Ghislaine Barthod, Derrier la Grange di Amiot-Servelle, Haut Doix di Groffier. Volendo scegliere tra i Village, sono tutti buoni quelli di Groffier, Ghislaine Barthod e Roumier, produttori che eccellono regolarmente anche nelle denominazioni minori. Volendo parlare di Chambolle, occorrerà prima o poi dire qualcosa anche dei grand cru: la mia passione per i Bonnes Mares è nota ai miei amichetti sciagattati.

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