Domaine Poisot

Romanee Saint Vivant                                                                                     parcel: Clos de Quarte Journaux

Like the Bressandes, this is very, very reticent and only aggressive swirling manages to liberate the much spicier mix of dark cherry, cassis, Asian-style tea and violet scents. Not surprisingly, the mouth feel of the vibrant medium-bodied flavors is considerably finer though the lingering finish is actually quite robust if not actually rustic. This very firm effort is definitely not a RSV of lace and grace so patience is definitely advised. 92/2031+

Allen Meadows Burghound,  2nd Qtr 2019  Issue 74

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Corton-Bressandes                                                                                         parcel: Corton Bressandes

2016 Corton-Bressandes: (from 45 to 50 year old vines). A brooding and all-but-closed nose only very reluctantly reveals its aromas of layered red and dark cherry, kirsch, warm earth and a whisper of the sauvage. There is good power as well as more size, weight and intensity to the less mineral-infused big-bodied flavors that conclude in a dusty, mouth coating and slightly warm finish. This too is fairly old school in style that will likely need 12 to 15 years to reach it peak. 91/2028+ Allen Meadows Burghound,  2nd Qtr 2019  Issue 74

2017 Corton-Bressandes: (from 45 to 50 year old vines). A brooding and inexpressive nose reluctantly offers up notes of red and dark berries that are laced with notes of earth, the sauvage and a whiff of wood influence. The mid-palate of the only slightly denser flavors is also quite supple though the dusty and ever-so-mildly dry finish tightens up considerably. I suspect that the dryness will eventually age out as the supporting tannins seem ripe enough. 91/2025+ Allen Meadows Burghound,  2nd Qtr 2019  Issue 74

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Corton-Charlemagne                                                                                     parcel: Corton Renardes

2015 Corton-Charlemagne: Background notes of oak set off slightly less exotic if still notably ripe aromas of pear, apple, wet stone and white flowers. There is once again good richness to the very round and concentrated medium-bodied flavors that possess plenty of sap that buffers the moderately firm finish that also is agreeably dry. This should drink well young, at least in the context of how Corton-Charlemagne usually ages. (90-92)/2020+

Issue 67, 3rd Qtr 2017 Allen Meadows, Burghound

2014 Corton-Charlemagne: A discreet application of wood sets off the ripe but distinctly cool and highly restrained aromas of citrus peel, apple, white flowers and plenty of wet stone character. The rich, concentrated and muscular medium weight plus flavors display excellent verve and cut on the robust, austere and quite firmly structured finale. It seems clear that this is going to require at least 5 years or so of bottle age to further develop and more completely harmonize. Good stuff with fine mid-term development potential. 93/2022+

Issue 67, 3rd Qtr 2017 Allen Meadows, Burghound

The Corton-Charlemagne from Poisot is a charming effort. In the bouquet fresh orchard fruits – pear and peach with a delicate expression of citrus infused mineralic terroir. On the palate good length and balance – lovely pure midpalate fruit with fine depth and focus. It’s quite forward, harmonious and charming with a quite understated delicate complexity from the grand cru terroir. A nice year for Corton Charlie – a pleasure .                                             (Drink from 2020) – Fine+ 92 – 93p –Steen Onham, WineHog.org

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1er Cru Pernand-Vergelesses en Caradeaux                                               parcel: en Caradeaux

2016 Pernand-Vergelesses “En Caradeux”: There is a background whiff of reduction that I suspect will dissipate with a short aeration as it’s not enough to materially interfere with the earthy dark berry fruit-suffused nose. Otherwise there is good Burghound.com 6 April 2019 richness to the much denser middle weight flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the rustic, robust and old school finish. This is fashioned in a ‘take n ‘take no prisoners’ style and it’s not even that it’s super-structured so much as the tannins are somewhat foursquare. 88/2024+

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2017 Pernand-Vergelesses “En Caradeux”: Firm reduction completely masks the underlying fruit at present. Otherwise there is good intensity to the supple, round and delicious lighter weight flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the solidly complex and persistent finish that flashes a touch of youthful austerity. This isn’t dense but it’s very pretty. (89-91)/2023+

          Allen Meadows 2nd Quarter, 2019 Issue 74

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