2007 Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru
2007 Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru from Ponsot, Burgundy
Burgundy connoisseurs are perpetually in pursuit of those rare vintages that singularly capture the essence of their terroir. The 2007 Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru from Ponsot is one such treasure, strutting forth from a year characterised by its climatic whimsy. This specific vintage beckons a sagacious eye on investments, for it speaks eloquently of both the resilience and finesse of Burgundian viniculture.
The Quintessential Quintessence of Vintage
Bearing the verdant bounty of Burgundy’s most cherished vineyards, the 2007 vintage heralded a remarkable balance, thanks to an unanticipated warm April followed by a somewhat erratic summer. These conditions coalesced to present challenges that were triumphantly parried by Ponsot's viticultural mastery. Resulting in a wine that offers investors not just a compelling bouquet but also an intriguing narrative of survival and triumph.
A Masterful Tapestry of Terroir and Time
This Grand Cru stands as a testament to the old vines' profound roots that delve deeply into an illustrious terroir. It yields seductive aromas of cherry and blackcurrant, alongside a mélange of earth and spice. On the palate, the vintage's acrobatic climate dance echoes through, manifesting as structured yet supple tannins enveloped in a velvety cloak of ripe fruit. The finish is profound and lingering, an evocative whisper of minerality and poise stating its age-worthy potential.
To enthuse the fine wine investor, the 2007 Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru from Ponsot holds more than just the promise of hedonistic pleasure; it proffers diversification with depth, underscored by its exemplary performance in spite of nature’s capricious elements. In this bottle rests not only wine but also a chronicle of human endeavour harmonising with nature's erratic scripts to craft something magical.
Investment Outlook: Stellar Sophistication
As time marches onward, this Ponsot offering is slated to reach ever-heightening pinnacles of complexity, charm, and value. The 2007 Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru constitutes an essential cornerstone for any serious collector intending to weave both history and quality into their portfolio’s tapestry.
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Scores and tasting notes
This was a superb showing for the 2007 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, a brilliant wine that bursts from the glass with a complex and maturing bouquet of red cherries, caramelized orange rind, cinnamon, potpourri and sweet soil tones. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, textural and satiny, with a concentrated, layered core, tangy acids and a stunningly long, sapid finish. This has always been a brilliant wine that transcends the vintage, but new dimensions are becoming apparent as it enters its second decade. This was the last vintage bottled under natural cork chez Ponsot.
William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 31 October 2018