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Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes 2009, 750ml (BH96, WA94-97) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes

750ml

Vintage: 2009
Region: France--Burgundy--Red
Appellation: Morey St. Denis, Cote de Nuits

BH96, WA94-97
Rated 96 points by the Burghound: `(the aggregate size of this holding is a whopping 3.4 ha and Ponsot is easily the largest holder in Clos de la Roche). This impressively complete wine offers up very ripe aromas of spice, earth and game that introduce strikingly rich, naturally sweet and mouth coating big-bodied flavors that explode on the formidably long finish. This is a classy wine with absolutely superb complexity, impeccable balance and almost uncanny presence, all delivered with grace and power. Be prepared to be patient however as this will need plenty of time. A ?wow` wine that possess excellent verve, especially within the context of the `09 vintage.` -- Allen MeadowsMore information from the Burghound: `The always direct Laurent Ponsot unequivocally pronounced that 2010 `is every bit as good as 2009 but completely different. There are a number of differences but perhaps first among them is that 2009 is much more marked by its vintage whereas 2010 is classic and transparent. Because I don`t really have any vines down by the main road I sustained very little in the way of frost damage but because of the poor and extended flowering, there were by contrast a lot of shot berries. As usual, I elected to begin picking very late and didn`t start until the 1st of October. There was essentially no sorting work necessary for rot though it was necessary to eliminate some under ripe berries. Yields were definitely down as my hectare equivalent crop was only 24 hl/ha. By contrast, potential alcohols were excellent at between 13.5 and 14%. I did my usual vinification of a 12 to 18 day cuvaison with 100% destemmed fruit. Given that the fruit was very clean there were really no issues to speak of though I will say that I was most agreeably surprised by the quality of the wines, in particular their sense of harmony and impeccable balance.` As was the case in 2009, there will be no Morey villages Cuvee des Grives in 2010 as the vineyard is being replanted. While I tasted only a limited range of bottled 2009s, with the exception of the Chapelle, all of them scored at or near the very top of my projected ranges. In another development, Ponsot continues to add to his already very broad range of grands crus as he has supplemented his lineup with an old vines Clos de Vougeot (see the review below) and on the white side a Montrachet; the latter will be reviewed in Issue 47.`


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Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes

750ml

Vintage: 2009
Region: France--Burgundy--Red
Appellation: Morey St. Denis, Cote de Nuits

BH96, WA94-97
Rated 96 points by the Burghound: `(the aggregate size of this holding is a whopping 3.4 ha and Ponsot is easily the largest holder in Clos de la Roche). This impressively complete wine offers up very ripe aromas of spice, earth and game that introduce strikingly rich, naturally sweet and mouth coating big-bodied flavors that explode on the formidably long finish. This is a classy wine with absolutely superb complexity, impeccable balance and almost uncanny presence, all delivered with grace and power. Be prepared to be patient however as this will need plenty of time. A ?wow` wine that possess excellent verve, especially within the context of the `09 vintage.` -- Allen MeadowsMore information from the Burghound: `The always direct Laurent Ponsot unequivocally pronounced that 2010 `is every bit as good as 2009 but completely different. There are a number of differences but perhaps first among them is that 2009 is much more marked by its vintage whereas 2010 is classic and transparent. Because I don`t really have any vines down by the main road I sustained very little in the way of frost damage but because of the poor and extended flowering, there were by contrast a lot of shot berries. As usual, I elected to begin picking very late and didn`t start until the 1st of October. There was essentially no sorting work necessary for rot though it was necessary to eliminate some under ripe berries. Yields were definitely down as my hectare equivalent crop was only 24 hl/ha. By contrast, potential alcohols were excellent at between 13.5 and 14%. I did my usual vinification of a 12 to 18 day cuvaison with 100% destemmed fruit. Given that the fruit was very clean there were really no issues to speak of though I will say that I was most agreeably surprised by the quality of the wines, in particular their sense of harmony and impeccable balance.` As was the case in 2009, there will be no Morey villages Cuvee des Grives in 2010 as the vineyard is being replanted. While I tasted only a limited range of bottled 2009s, with the exception of the Chapelle, all of them scored at or near the very top of my projected ranges. In another development, Ponsot continues to add to his already very broad range of grands crus as he has supplemented his lineup with an old vines Clos de Vougeot (see the review below) and on the white side a Montrachet; the latter will be reviewed in Issue 47.`


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