Chapelle Chambertin 2014 Domaine Ponsot
|Streek||Bourgogne, Cotes de Nuits|
The 2014 Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru behaved like the Griotte-Chambertin in that it needed a prerequisite two or three minutes to fire up its engines. When it did, it sprung a gorgeous floral bouquet with red roses, kirsch and blood orange, all struck through with wonderful mineralité and tension. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannin. It resorts back to its broody nature. There is appreciable density here, quite tangy and spicy in the mouth with layers of red berry fruit on the very saline finish. It will require 4-5 years in bottle, but the class is here.
Pretty dark crimson. Intense, somehow masculine on the nose. Some leather and masses of opulently rich fruit that is deep flavoured rather than just sweet and pretty. Glossy somehow. Gorgeous texture with the fruit obliterating the ripe tannins. Not massive but beautifully balanced.?