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)
Burghound"An overtly floral-suffused nose, and in particular violet and lilac, adds a touch of elegance to the liqueur-like red cherry, plum and dark currant scents. The exceptionally rich and full-bodied flavors possess an outstanding level of dry extract that imparts a highly seductive texture to the mid-palate, indeed it's even caressing, yet the intensity and power really mount as this moves toward the almost painfully intense and explosive finale. Like its Clos St. Denis stable mate, this is superb and should effortlessly reward 20 years of cellaring and still be around 50 years from now."
Wine Advocate"The 2015 Clos de la Roche "Cuvée Vieilles Vignes" Grand Cru was showing some signs of sur-maturité on the nose that detracted from the delineation and freshness. The palate is sweet on the entry with spicy red fruit, a healthy pinch of black pepper on the front of the tongue, although the tannins feel brutish and render the finish austere. Often I adore this Clos de la Roche but on this occasion I could not get my head around it." -Neal Martin