The 2017 Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru has a simple, candied bouquet of red cherries, crushed strawberry and blood orange, a bit muddled compared to others. The palate is actually better, much fresher and more vibrant, with crisp acidity and touches of orange peel infusing the vibrant red fruit with an almost zesty finish. I would be interested to retry another bottle. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2017 tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2038
Robert Parker 95
A pure and inviting bouquet of plums, raspberries, rose petals and peonies introduces Ponsot’s 2017 Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru, a full-bodied, satiny wine that’s concentrated and incisive, retaining all the suppleness and charm it displayed in barrel but having gained additional depth and reserve with further elevage and some time in bottle. This has turned out brilliantly and will merit a dozen years’ bottle age to really show all its potential, even if it will be approachable sooner.
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2055