Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres

2017 Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2014 Clos St Denis Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru from Ponsot, Burgundy, France

The celebrated Burgundy producer Domaine Ponsot is renowned for its venerable vineyards and the extraordinarily age-worthy wines that it crafts with a delicate touch and resolute adherence to terroir. The 2014 Clos St Denis Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru from Ponsot stands testament to this illustrious reputation and distinguishes itself as a remarkable expression within their prestigious portfolio.

 

Investment and Elegance Entwined

For astute wine investors and enthusiasts alike, the 2014 vintage offers a particularly captivating narrative. A year marked by its dramatic climatic turns, it encapsulates the agility and mastery of Ponsot in translating adversity into elegance. This Grand Cru from Clos St Denis showcases not just the resilience but also the grace of old vines in the face of challenging weather patterns, yielding a vintage revered for its balance and finesse.

 

A Vintage Defined by Poise

Delving into the 2014 Clos St Denis Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru, I am greeted by a symphony of complexity: red fruits and blackberries, mingled with earthy undertones that beguile the senses. It's as if the old vines have whispered the secrets of the soil into each berry, with hints of spice and floral aromas adding to its profound depth. On the palate, the wine’s structure is a marvel—a taut framework adorned with lush fruit textures, demonstrating both vigour and restraint, reflecting the vintage's unique temperament.

Though youthful even now in its potential for longevity, there is a supple roundness present that allows this Grand Cru to be approachable, while hinting at prominent development over time. For those envisioning long-term investments in their cellars, this Ponsot creation exudes promise and offers an admirable journey through maturity.

 

An Unyielding Quest for Excellence

Sourced from ancient vines rooted deeply in hallowed grounds, the 2014 Clos St Denis Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru from Ponsot is a collector's jewel. With each passing moment in glass or cellar, it unfurls layers of olfactory delights and palatial intrigue – an incontrovertible tribute to the determination and artistry inherent in Burgundy's finest offerings. For investor or connoisseur, this bottle is as much an asset as it is a vessel of pleasure, emblematic of a year that challenged yet ultimately exalted the tenets of great winemaking.

Current market price

HK$147,540.00

12x75cl

Highest score

89

POP score

1715.56

Scores and tasting notes

88-90

The 2017 Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Lavières displays an alluring and deeper-pitched bouquet of blackberries, dark chocolate, espresso roast and grilled meats. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, ample but reserved, with good depth and dimension at the youthfully tight-knit core, tangy acids and a chalky finish. I suspect this will have become more gourmand by the time it's bottled.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 4 January 2019

Vintage performance