Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres

2018 Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2015 Clos St Denis Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru from Ponsot, Burgundy, France

The heralded year of 2015 in Burgundy’s prestigious winemaking calendar marked a triumph for the delicate synchrony of nature and nurture. Indeed, the 2015 Clos St Denis Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru from Ponsot stands as a bastion of that year’s excellence—a conveyance of the region's heritage seamlessly blended with the artistry of its vignerons.


The Essence of Vintage: A Colloquy in the Glass

Among the myriad factors rendering this vintage illustrious, climatic serendipity takes centre stage. The growing season bestowed a bounty upon the vineyards with an ardent summer moderated by pivotal moments of reprieve. This gentle relenting coaxed out a finesse in the Old Vines—more accurately translated to ‘Vieilles Vignes’—enabling them to articulate the profundity of their venerable roots within each cluster.

The 2015 offering from Ponsot encapsulates this balance with a tactility that resonates—silken tannins carry whispers of wild berries and a refined earthiness that evokes the quintessence of its Clos St Denis terroir. Integration is key as it marries its structural integrity with a gracious yet insistent complexity—a hallmark of its origin and tutelage.


No Stone Unturned: A Wine Worth Its Investment Weight

In the realm of fine wine investment, Ponsot’s 2015 Clos St Denis Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru reveals itself as one befitting consideration. Prudent investors and collectors alike will note the poised longevity inherent to this vintage, already whispering promise with its youthful vigour. Deepest ruby at its heart fading gently to garnet at the margins, its visual appeal complements a sensory palette replete with undercurrents of ripe cherries, subtle spice, and an enduring finish. Connoisseurs will discern and appreciate the exceptional conditions that allowed such a vintage to thrive and declare its pedigree.

Embarking on an experience with the 2015 Clos St Denis from Ponsot is to engage intimately with Burgundian craftsmanship at its most divine—in velvety liquid form that only time can elevate to its destined reverence.

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Aromas of cassis and plums mingle with notions of licorice, wood smoke and rich soil tones, prefacing the 2018 Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Lavières, a medium to full-bodied wine that's lively and precise, with fine but chalky structuring tannins. This should possess good aging potential.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 9 January 2020

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