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1993 Ponsot Griottes Chambertin - 750 ml

93
RP
750 ml - $525.00
Product ID: 30519-750-AI
Availability: In Stock
Vintage: 1993
Format: 750 ml
Color: Red
Country: France
Producer: Ponsot
Rating: 93 RP
Region: Burgundy
Type of Wine: Burgundy Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir

Description: ...the Griotte-Chambertin is rich, sweet, opulent, fat, and chewy. Loaded with flavor and character... While I am a great believer that low yielding, highly concentrated Pinot Noir deserves plenty of toasty new oak, there is not one new oak barrel to be found in Ponsot's cellar. The average age of the barrels is between 30-60 years, thus proving that there is at least one exception to the rule that the greatest red Burgundies are kept in new oak casks!... The good news is that Ponsot's 1993s are spectacular wines, as stunning as his prodigious 1990s. The bad news is that his yields were minuscule, with the average for all his vineyards approximately 20 hectoliters per hectare, or just over one ton per acre. For some of the grand crus, yields were so tiny that the number of cases that will make it to America is preposterously low...

Robert Parker

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