Taste: Medium bodied with noticeable medium/high acidity and good tannins. Even though the structure was imposing, there were really good tones of red fruits, fresh picked berries, dark spices, and some earth tones as well.
Overall: This really has potential. It's a gorgeous Clos Vougeot that does lean more towards the elegant as opposed to rustic. This is clearly on the young side and will certainly benefit from aging.
Saturday with David White (Domaine Wine Storage & Sun Wah - Chicago, IL): Pop and pour. A touch of brown sugar on the nose seemed to dissipate with air leaving behind a spicy red fruit melange that had a nice rustic edge to it. What a presence this wine had - this was a powerful, deep, layered Ponsot that really falls into the masculine camp of Burgundy. Everyone really seemed to enjoy this at dinner...went really well with the duck at Sun Wah.
Medium red in color, with slight bluish hue. Fresh and soft nose with ripe red cherries and not a whole bunch of oak. Medium plus body with just the right balance between ripeness and acidity. Surprisngly approachable but all that is missing is depth, at the current point it is more like a very well made village than a Grand cru, hope to revisit this in 5yrs plus to see its evolution.
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