2014 Chezeaux (Ponsot) Chambolle-Musigny
1er Cru Charmes

Posted by Ian McFadden

Two weeks ago, offered Chezeaux's Giotte-Chambertin. It was gone in a matter of hours.

We knew that word was out on these special bottlings, but the quick sell out and brutal allocating caught us off-guard.

For years, these wines were one of the great secrets of Burgundy. The story is that they are made by none other than Laurent Ponsot through a métayage agreement. In short, Ponsot makes the wine from Chezeaux's land, and in return Chezeaux gets two-thirds of the production, which he bottles under his own label.

I've always had a fondness for the Charmes bottling. For me, the 1er Cru Les Charmes epitomizes Chambolle. It is silken, elegant and has a seductive textural refinement. Few wines offer up so much charm.

Ponsot takes all this to another level. There's a punch and nuance that makes this bottling stand out from other wines from the site. It boasts a lavishly suave texture, beautiful harmony and lifted finesse. In 2014, Charmes has an incredible amount of appeal. There's such clarity and vivacity.

Laurent Ponsot is one of the most singular, compelling minds in all of Burgundy. Taste the Charmes bottling and his elite status comes into clear focus. I'm always excited to offer the Charmes. Please be warned, though. Quantities are modest.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits