International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93Good deep red-ruby. Sexy, carnal aromas of blackberry, iron and mocha. Broad, dry and minerally, with impressive intensity of flavor for 15-year-old vines. Strong earth tones of mocha, brown spices and rust. This is also surprisingly creamy but the mineral edge gives it shape and grip. Finishes broad, long and aromatic, with somewhat dusty tannins. Ponsot says that today's plants can |reach the real terroir,| by which he means can descend about seven meters, in as little as seven years.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2008
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16Really exciting and dangerous for those who are not super-sensitive to brett. Contentious wine. Bit chewy on the end and certainly nerveux! Lots there.Author: Jancis Robinson
Domaine Ponsot has been a top producer and catalyst for innovation in Burgundy since 1872. After the Franco-Prussian War, William Ponsot settled in Morey-Saint-Denis, bought a vineyard, which included the 1er Cru monopole Clos des Monts Luisants and a parcel of Clos de la Roche, and began producing wine. In the 1930s, Williams's nephew Hippolyte was among the first producers in Burgundy to practice estate bottling, and took part in founding the A.O.C. classification. In the 1960s, Hippolyte's son, Jean-Marie, was one of the pioneers of clonal selection of Pinot Noir. In fact, many of the most important Pinot Noir clones originate from mother vines in Ponsot's vineyards.
Today, under the control of Laurent Ponsot, the domaine produces wine from tiny yields and using no new oak, a regime that has been referred to as "perennially inconsistent." To this critique, Laurent says, "We are lazy, we don't interfere with nature. My aim is to express the vintage and the terroir through my wines, not to express myself. Some people say we are inconsistent. To me this is the greatest possible compliment."
Collector Data For This Wine
- 48 bottles owned
- 8 collectors