Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru 2016 (Burgundy, France) - [RP 97] [VM 94-97]

Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru 2016
(Burgundy, France) - [RP 97] [VM 94-97]


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Notes from the Winemaker:

William Ponsot established the Domaine in 1772 after the Prussian war. It was not until after the 19th century, however, that the Domaine began to take its present form under the influence of Jean-Marie's uncle who had 7.4 acres of vineyards but no children. When his nephew, Jean-Marie's father, took over in 1922, the inheritance had become only 2.47 acres. By the time Jean-Marie started working in 1949, land purchases had increased holdings to 14.8 acres. He added 6.4 acres in 1957, located in Morey, Gevrey and Chambolle.


Ratings & Reviews


97 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Cuvée Vieilles Vignes is superb, bursting from the glass with aromas of juicy cherries, peonies, blood orange, licorice, raw cocoa and espresso roast. On the palate, it's full-bodied, deep and succulent, with a concentrated, layered mid-palate, satiny structuring tannins and vibrant underlying acidity, concluding with a long finish. Harvested on October 7 at a comparatively high yield by Ponsot's standards of 38 hectoliters per hectare, this year seems to have been perfectly adapted to Ponsot's style. Vibrant, elegant and expressive, the 2016 is quite different from the richer, more powerful 2015, but in the fullness of time, I wouldn't be surprised to see it surpassing its brawnier elder sibling." - William Kelley (OCt 2018)

94-97 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media:
"Dark red with ruby tones. Fully ripe but reticent nose combines cherry and musky soil tones, lifted by a floral topnote. Compellingly sappy, thick and deep; an utterly seamless grand cru with outstanding depth of texture and an impression of energy and power to its red and black fruit and earth flavors. Boasts uncommon thickness of fruit and purity. The wonderfully long, slowly rising, edge-free finish shows terrific energy. " - Stephen Tanzer (Jan 2018)