2005 Domaine Ponsot Morey St Denis Cuvee des Alouettes

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WA 92
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2005 Domaine Ponsot Morey St Denis Cuvee des Alouettes

WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2007
From upper slopes and younger vines within the estate monopole of Clos des Mont Luisants comes the 2005 Morey-St.-Denis 1er Cru Cuvee des Alouettes. Smelling of blackberry and black cherry jam chocolate toasted almond... From upper slopes and younger vines within the estate monopole of Clos des Mont Luisants comes the 2005 Morey-St.-Denis 1er Cru Cuvee des Alouettes. Smelling of blackberry and black cherry jam chocolate toasted almond coconut and mint this fills the mouth with confiture and nut brittle flavors and offers exotic high-toned inner-mouth esters and a tactile sense of stony chalky minerality that sets up counterpoint with the wine's remarkable creaminess. A forceful finish cannot be said to possess strong delineation or refinement but what sheer richness and length!Laurent Ponsot (like his father) vinifies to the beat of a different drummer whether it is in his employment of a basket press from 1945 his reliance on exclusively (truly) old barrels his aggressive pigeage or his virtual refusal (since 1988) to sulfur the wines (nitrogen and CO2 are administered at bottling). The results are as distinctive as the methods but also profoundly impressive and proven to age magnificently. Certainly one has to adjust to a background level of chocolate and that lack of a certain "pep" that is otherwise conveyed MSG-wise to wines given a normal quota of sulfur during their elevage. But after a few samples - and especially when I re-tasted these wines "cold" at 7:00 A.M. - I was fully attuned to their virtues. The alcohols in 2005 are as high as 15% but you do not notice it even when told. Asked when he intends to bottle Ponsot replies "I don't know. Maybe one or two in the Spring maybe before the harvest maybe afterward."
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 2007
(This is a premier cru from Ponsot's hectare of pinot noir vines in the 2.5-hectare monopole Clos des Monts Luisant) Full medium ruby. Blackberry brown spices and vanillin oak on the rather high-toned nose. Broad and... (This is a premier cru from Ponsot's hectare of pinot noir vines in the 2.5-hectare monopole Clos des Monts Luisant) Full medium ruby. Blackberry brown spices and vanillin oak on the rather high-toned nose. Broad and expressive in the mouth with explosive black raspberry and mineral flavors showing more definition than the Charmes. Offers noteworthy power and lift. Finishes with fine dusty tannins and excellent persistence of fruit. Especially impressive for young vines.