Ponsot Morey-Saint-Denis Cuvée des Grives 2013
• Domaine: Ponsot
• A.O.C.: Morey-Saint-Denis
• Classification: Morey-Saint-Denis, Côte de Nuits, Côte-d’Or, Burgundy
• Varietal: Pinot Noir
For historical reasons, Morey-Saint-Denis does not possess the same name recognition as its more famous neighbors both to the north and south: Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny. Interestingly, one of the most sought-after grands crus, Bonnes-Mares, sticks out of Chambolle-Musigny into Morey-Saint-Denis.
"The 2013 Morey Saint Denis Cuvée des Grives has a crisp iodine and raspberry preserve-scented nose, slightly reduced but that will blow off. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip, a fresh line of acidity and a pastille-like finish laden with tense bilberry and blackcurrant notes. Perhaps a tad rustic compared to Ponsot's other 2013s, I would drink this over the next six or seven years." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (12/29/2014, Issue 216), Rating: 87-89, Drink: 2015-2021