Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes 2012

Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes 2012


(95-97) points Burghound: “Interestingly this is even spicier with its own very broad array of spice elements that seemingly change with each whiff of the markedly ripe nose. The ripeness carries over to the dense, serious and overtly powerful big-bodied and imposingly scaled flavors that also possess seemingly unlimited reserves of palate coating dry extract that impart a velvety texture but also buffer the very firm tannins on the massively persistent finish. This is a big wine even by the outsized standards of a great Clos de la Roche yet the balance is faultless. This should be great in time.”

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Domaine Ponsot was one of the first to practice estate-bottling in the 1930s, and perhaps more significantly they were among the first growers to understand the importance of clonal selection - many of the most important Pinot Noir clones originate from their vineyards. One of the most extraordinary domaines in Burgundy, vigneron Laurent Ponsot takes a very individual approach to winemaking. The average age of the vines is 50 years-old and it is this, along with Laurent’s expertise, that give these wines their power, concentration, and rich, exotic and spicy nuances.