2006 Ponsot, Domaine Morey St Denis Clos des Monts Luisants Vieilles Vignes White
Proprietary Blend - 1.5L

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2008
Laurent Ponsot's five barrels of 2006 Morey-St.-Denis Mont Luisants tasted for a second time this spring after assembly for bottling represent a return to the 100% Aligote that his great grandfather had planted in 1911 an... Laurent Ponsot's five barrels of 2006 Morey-St.-Denis Mont Luisants tasted for a second time this spring after assembly for bottling represent a return to the 100% Aligote that his great grandfather had planted in 1911 an act which Ponsot insists followed a then long-standing tradition of planting that grape in especially chalky and/or nosebleed sectors of the Cote de Nuits. Nectarine apricot fresh lime and iris inform this wine's effusive bouquet and a patisserie-like overlay of yeast and vanilla offers lovely counterpoint; speaking of which a subtly tart fruit skin and citrus zest note I associate with this unjustly maligned grape runs throughout. The interchange of mineral and bright citrus and pit fruit on display here - yet accompanied by a plush texture - is reminiscent of Riesling and there is a depth of flavor and a richness beneath the wine's ripe juicy acidity that promise at least a decade's worth of fascinating further evolution.
Color & Type White
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Nuits
Appellation Morey St Denis
Sub-appellation Monts Luisants
Vintage 2006