It is like no other red Burgundy... - 2010 Ponsot Corton Cuvee Bourdon

Posted by Ian McFadden

One of the Last Frontiers
for Elite Burgundy
2010 Ponsot Corton Cuvée Bourdon
Lowest Price in the Nation

"It is like no other red Burgundy: severe, intense, long-lived. As with other great Burgundies, you can say of it that nowhere else is there such an articulation." -Matt Kramer

Corton is indeed a special Grand Cru. It has a power and a firm earthy mineral streak like no other.

The hill of Corton is one of the last frontiers for elite Burgundy. The potential for making great, ageworthy wine here is huge.

This largely untapped potential hasn't escaped the Burgundians. After all, the area's most recent investor is none other than DRC.

Nor has the potential escaped Laurent Ponsot. 2009 was his first vintage of Corton cuvée Bourdon. Today, we're happy to offer Ponsot's second vintage of Corton cuvée Bourdon from the incredibly impressive 2010 vintage.

Laurent Ponsot in the press room of the estate.

Ponsot produces some of the most individual Burgundies you'll ever taste. The style is unmistakable: deep, textured, so powerfully dark-fruited and yet, incredibly vivid and elegant. There is a signature at Ponsot that sets them apart from everything in the Cote d'Or.

And as Clive Coates notes, Ponsot produces some of the best. He writes, "...potentially - and indeed very often in practice - one of the very best not only in Morey but among the whole of the Côte."

It won't come as a surprise that pricing has begun to separate Ponsot from a lot of other estates, even in Burgundy. Currently, Ponsot's masterful Clos de la Roche commands as much as $700 a bottle.

Luckily, there are still relative values in the Ponsot stable, and the Corton Cuvée Bourdon highlights this.

As with 2008, the essence of the 2010s is freshness, purity, transparency. Stephen Tanzer writes, "The 2010s are among the most exciting red Burgundies of my professional lifetime." That sums it up very nicely.

The 2010 vintage allows Ponsot's cuvée Bourdon to strut Corton's singular sauvage minerality. There are glowing layers of red fruits and woodland berry as well. Overall, the combination of power and soil-inflected clarity is really impressive.

For the uniqueness of the site and pedigree of Ponsot, this is worth a look. Of course, with this being 2010, quantities are very limited. Yields were down anywhere from 30-40%.

To order, please email us at or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits