Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Cuvée Vieilles Vignes
(2002 Vintage) "Full, rich and very, very concentrated nose. Essence of wine here. Splendid grip. Very classy fruit. Mouth filling. Great energy and purity. Very fine indeed." (Clive Coates - The Vine - Jan-2003)
International Wine CellarGood full ruby-red. Incredible nose melds wild cherry, mocha, brown spices, iron, orange peel and underbrush. Like liquid silk on entry, then hugely concentrated in the middle, with an extraordinarily fine-grained texture and no easy sweetness. Impeccably balanced, soil-driven wine that finishes with noble tannins and great persistence. This is Clos de la Roche, not pinot. As of November, one of the most promising wines of this stealth vintage.
BurghoundRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Burghound on 1/08