The 2007 Corton Bressandes from Domaine Poisot is a quite impressive and charming effort for the vintage. The nose is bursting with red and dark cherries, very forward, delicate and precise. On the palate very good grip and focus for the vintage … lovely delicate fruit .. good midpalate weight. A classic, very forward and expressive Corton Bressandes. Really like the nerve and energy in the fruit. The transparancy and balance is quite impressive … need some years more to unfold completely … well done!
The Corton-Bressandes 2011 from Remi Poisot is showing fine promise. In the bouquet spicy red berry fruit – intense and rich – but somewhat closed when tasted just prior to bottling. The palate offer rich and weighty flavors – with a nice complexity and length. The fruit is ripe and lush with a matching backbone of finely grained tannins and minerality. A muscular but quite charming wine … very typical for the terroir.
The Corton-Bressandes is showing quite a lot of reduction currently – but still the charming and extrovert 2012 fruit manage to show some nuances. On the palate pure and lovely red berry fruit – juicy and with a fine nerve and energy. It’s very charming for the appelation, long, rich, quite intense and very well balanced. A lovely Corton-Beessandes in the making.
The Corton-Bressandes 2009 from Domaine Poisot is a true Corton – powerful and serious – but not without charm. The bouquet offer quite complex red berry notes – cherries and forest berries. The fruit is quite expressive sweet and pure. On the palate fine concentration and weight, but with a slightly more serious character …. the fruit is quite tight and pure and the tannins are quite powerful in the finish. Really like the fruit in this wine, however it will need quite some time to resolve the tannins in the finish – so have patience – as always with Corton. What can I say – A classic expression of the Corton terroir with a very good aging potential – a fine first vintage from Remi Poisot.
It’s rare to see new producers or owners on the big grand crus in Vosne Romanee, but during my work on the articles about Romanee-Saint-Vivant vineyard I discovered a new and for me unknown producer on this fine vineyard – Domaine Poisot.
The story is however much more complex, as the history of the Poisot holdings on Romanee-Saint-Vivant dates back to 1902. For decades they have however only been bottling very small quantities of RSV under the Poisot label – and sold the main part of the production off to negociants – so while it’s an old ownership it’s really a new producer of Romanee-Saint-Vivant.
The 1990 Corton Bressandes from Tollot-Beaut is a lovely wine. In the bouquet red fruits, tar, forest floor, orange peel and coffee … lovely complexity. On the palate still quite tightly knit with layers of fine red fruits on the midpalate – raspberries + red and dark cherries. Slightly rustic but nuanced with a very fine harmony. At age 22 still not fully mature – a lovely Corton.