2006 Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WA 97
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2006 Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2009
Sweetly ripe black fruits in the nose of the Ponsot 2006 Clos de La Roche Cuvee Vieilles Vignes prepare the way for a more succulently generously sweet fruit plush texture and generally sunny disposition than that... Sweetly ripe black fruits in the nose of the Ponsot 2006 Clos de La Roche Cuvee Vieilles Vignes prepare the way for a more succulently generously sweet fruit plush texture and generally sunny disposition than that presented by the corresponding Clos St.-Denis. Ripe cherry and red currant flood the creamy silken palate with sweetness while some of the same notes of citrus oil floral perfume (here iris) and peat as exhibited in the Clos St.-Denis swirl about too. Saline chalky suggestions help offer contrast and a sounding board to the fruit and this finishes with exhilarating lift riveting interplay and phenomenal length. Here is a combination of textural allure and backbone for which velvet gloves and iron fists seem inappropriately mundane - not merely archaic - metaphors. Blind - I must confess (and did to Ponsot) - that I would more likely have guessed this to be Musigny than Clos de la Roche. In an extreme instance of a phenomenon shared by many of the best 2006s I find this irresistible now; find it hard to imagine its having ornery or sulking phases; yet expect it will be worth following for 20 years. -David Schildknecht
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2008
Good full ruby-red. Incredible nose melds wild cherry mocha brown spices iron orange peel and underbrush. Like liquid silk on entry then hugely concentrated in the middle with an extraordinarily fine-grained texture and... Good full ruby-red. Incredible nose melds wild cherry mocha brown spices iron orange peel and underbrush. Like liquid silk on entry then hugely concentrated in the middle with an extraordinarily fine-grained texture and no easy sweetness. Impeccably balanced soil-driven wine that finishes with noble tannins and great persistence. This is Clos de la Roche not pinot. As of November one of the most promising wines of this stealth vintage.