Domaine Ponsot Corton Cuvee du Bourdon 2012


SKU 10602


The vast area of the Grand Cru and the large number of Climats explain the variety of nuances found in the characters of these wines. Red wines, Corton displays a deep crimson: a dark, velvety red with a dense magenta. Full-bodied, the bouquet expresses fruity (blueberries, redcurrants, kirsch) or flowery (violets) notes, evolving towards undergrowth, game, leather fur, pepper and liquorice. On the palate, it is powerful and full-bodied, structured and assertive with good chewy substance and body. Firm and forthright, it needs some time to open up (4 to 12 years).
Category Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Domaine Ponsot
  • wa90+

Wine AdvocateTasted blind at the annual "Burgfest" tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Corton Grand Cru Cuvee de Bourdon from Laurent Ponsot has a fragrant bouquet with wilted rose petals infusing the slightly rustic yet still appealing red berry fruit. The palate is a little oaky but it feel nicely integrated with the fruit. There is a gentle grip in the mouth, a healthy dash of white pepper and a sense of symmetry towards the finish that indicates a well made Corton that may warrant a higher score with continued bottle age.

Neal Martin, October 2015