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2017 Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru

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2017 Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru from Ponsot, Burgundy, France

Within the annals of Burgundian majesty, quite a particular note must be made of the 2017 Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru from Ponsot. An exceptional vintage from an estate with an illustrious lineage, this wine is a captivating narrative of nature's largesse tempered by human artistry.


A Vintage with Resilience and Elegance

The year 2017 was marked by episodes of frost in early spring, yet it materialised as a vintage that displayed both resilience and elegance. The adversities seemed to induce a concentration of flavours within the berries that is seamlessly translated into the wine—a phenomenon oft observed in Burgundy's most memorable years. Ponsot, with their well-established tenacity for quality, managed to craft a wine that exemplifies the enduring spirit of both vine and vigneron.


Tasting Notes: A Tapestry of Terroir and Time

Upon uncorking, the 2017 Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru proffers an intricate bouquet—dark cherries mingle with earthy undertones, whilst whispers of spices hint at its aging potential. On the palate, one can discern an eloquent dance of strength and subtlety; layers unfurl revealing rich dark fruits balanced by a vibrant minerality. It is this tension between power and finesse—an attribute celebrated in Ponsot's winemaking—that investors and connoisseurs will find utterly enchanting. Tannins are firm yet velvety, portending a graceful evolution over time.

The vintage's capacity for ageing is robust; it’s an investment-worthy addition to any cellar. The 2017 Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru from Ponsot offers a unique opportunity to those with the foresight to anticipate its peak. A testament to the alchemy between year and yield, this Grand Cru beckons with promise—it is quite indeed Burgundy personified.


Concluding Thoughts on Investment Potential

As one savours a glass, contemplation turns to the future—how will time sculpt its already dazzling form? For investors seeking to diversify their portfolios with assets of reliable appreciation, this vintage is not just a consumable but an artefact that will mature magnificently. The investment appeal of the 2017 Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru is paralleled only by enjoyment it will inevitably bring upon reaching its zenith—a sophisticated equilibrium poised with potential.

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The 2017 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Cuvée Vieilles Vignes is also showing very well from bottle, unfurling in the glass with a deep bouquet of sweet red berries, plums and cassis, complemented by sweet soil tones and lifted top notes of orange rind and peonies. Full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, it's deep and concentrated, its velvety tannins and succulent acids cloaked in an ample core of fruit. This is a brilliant wine from Domaine Ponsot.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 13 February 2020

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