2005 Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • IWC 99
  • BH 99
  • WA 98

Reviews for 2005 Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes

IWC 99
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 2007
(racked three days before my visit) Full ruby-red. Knockout nose melds black cherry violet licorice and brown spices; this is wild yet aristocratic in a Chambertin way. Densely packed silky and incredibly intense with... (racked three days before my visit) Full ruby-red. Knockout nose melds black cherry violet licorice and brown spices; this is wild yet aristocratic in a Chambertin way. Densely packed silky and incredibly intense with palate-saturating flavors of black cherry spices minerals and bitter chocolate. As remarkably rich as this is (it's carrying 15% alcohol according to Ponsot) there's no impression of undue weight. This is old-vines Clos de la Roche in all its savage splendor. Endless finish. Should make a cellar treasure.
BH 99
Burghound - Burghound, January 2008
All the superb and dramatic complexity that this displayed from barrel has made it into bottle as an extremely ripe and fantastically broad nose soars from the glass merging seamlessly into dense pure rich and powerful... All the superb and dramatic complexity that this displayed from barrel has made it into bottle as an extremely ripe and fantastically broad nose soars from the glass merging seamlessly into dense pure rich and powerful flavors that are opulent sweet and dripping with so much extract and sap that the combination stains and saturates the palate on the hugely proportioned yet impeccably balanced finish that is so long that it doesn't seem possible. Given how many reference standard vintages Domaine Ponsot has produced of the Clos de la Roche over the years it would be presumptuous to anoint this as the best ever but if it isn't it will certainly take its rightful place among the very greatest. In sum a 'wow' wine that makes you shake your head in sheer amazement. However be aware that this is a buy and forget wine as it will require at least 15 years to shed its considerable tannins and it will see 50 years without difficulty.
WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2007
The estate's flagship 2005 Clos de la Roche Cuvee Vieilles Vignes surges from the glass in an aromatic tidal wave of liqueur-like black raspberry essence cinnamon spice praline chocolate and heady floral sweetness... The estate's flagship 2005 Clos de la Roche Cuvee Vieilles Vignes surges from the glass in an aromatic tidal wave of liqueur-like black raspberry essence cinnamon spice praline chocolate and heady floral sweetness. Incontrovertibly fat and full not about clarity or discretion but rather about thick sumptuous layers of flavor that blanket the palate this will not be every taster's idea of a great Burgundy - or perhaps even a good time. Still there is lift bright juiciness and a sense of emerging elegance in a finish where sheer intensity and unabashed richness rule but neither the fruit nor tannins are the least bit coarse and stony chalky underpinnings break the surface with their own sort of austere beauty. (Thankfully there is roughly ten times the amount of this wine as of Clos St.-Denis.)