Ponsot Clos de la Roche

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An Incredible Study in Power and Elegance
2007 Ponsot Clos de la Roche "Vieilles Vignes"
750mls and Magnums - Lowest Prices in the Nation

When Laurent Ponsot is on, it likely doesn't get much better.

Today we offer a small parcel of Laurent Ponsot's crowning jewel, the Clos de la Roche, at the lowest price in the nation.

For the serious Burgundy collector, this is a hallowed bottle of wine. The 2007 will make purists very, very happy - it flaunts simply explosive aromatics, an expansive panorama of red berry, tea, spice, smoke, mineral and earth.

This is a Clos de la Roche with all the muscle you would expect, the full-bodied, staining flavors, yet there is a fineness to it - a playfulness on the palate that continues through the monster-finish.

The Burghound's conclusion is as impressive as the wine's: "...a hugely long and explosive finish that completely coats the palate with extract." Yowzer.

Ponsot's Clos de la Roche is an incredible study of muscle matched to elegance - in fact the 2007 is especially fine, especially nuanced, as the Burghound points out. While there will certainly be more "collectible" Clos de la Roches, for purists, there may not be a more enjoyable one - especially when you consider today's price.

2007 was a complex vintage; while an early flowering led many to believe an early harvest would be necessary, relatively cool temperatures all summer allowed for a rather slow and sustained development on the vine. Ponsot, in fact, was one of the latest to harvest, with a relatively high ripeness. As Laurent himself states, 2007 was a vintage of "unexpected quality."

Selection was of course critical, but those who sorted rigorously ended up producing the most impressive wines; red Burgundy that balances concentration and density with agility and finesse. Not a bad combination.

Today we have only a few cases to offer, and the fact that we bring together the name "Ponsot" with the description "Lowest Price in the Nation" essentially guarantees a sell out. The question is simply when.

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Ian McFadden
Director of Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2007 Domaine Ponsot

Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes

Special Bottle Price: $212.95

Compare at $250-$300+

Special Magnum Price: $439.95

Compare at $460-$700

Burghound: "A magnificently complex nose offers up a mix of both high and medium-toned aromas of mostly red berries but with a panoply of background nuances including leather, tea, underbrush, spice hints, jerky and smoke, most of which transfer to the textured, intense and precise full-bodied flavors that are, somewhat surprisingly, not quite as dense as those of the Clos St. Denis but actually finer (normally it's the reverse), all wrapped in a hugely long and explosive finish that completely coats the palate with extract, indeed so much of it that this does not seem all that structured yet it will clearly need at least 15 years to be at its best. Note that there was a hair of backend dryness in evidence that I am attributing to the recent bottling."


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