1980 Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • JG 93

Reviews for 1980 Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes

JG 93
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, January 2015
I have probably drunk more bottles of this beautiful wine than any other Ponsot wine over my career in the wine business, which just shows how lucky I have been over the years. This is one of the reference point wines... I have probably drunk more bottles of this beautiful wine than any other Ponsot wine over my career in the wine business, which just shows how lucky I have been over the years. This is one of the reference point wines from the 1980 vintage, and I have been drinking it with some frequency since the late 1980s. Today, it is not quite as flamboyantly sumptuous as it was in its relative youth, but is every bit as complex and classy. The bouquet is a beautiful blend of roasted cherries, fresh plums, chocolate, venison, herb tones, a great base of soil and coffee. On the palate the wine is still full-bodied, plump and seductive, with low acids, a fine core and excellent complexity on the long, pure and soil-driven finish. That tannins have fully fallen away and the wine is now just a touch on the soft side and probably not quite what it was at its zenith, but there is still a ton of pleasure to be had here in this iconic 1980 red Burgundy.