Classic ruby with no bricking. A maturing and highly complex and nuanced nose of red and black cherry fruit aromas nuanced by spice, damp earth and game notes leads to medium weight, sappy, refined and intense flavors that display outstanding precision and superb length. This is ripe and pure and finishes with a very appealing stony quality to complement the outstanding persistence. For my taste, this has reached a stage where it could be drunk now with pleasure or held for another 3-ish plus years first. A really lovely and harmonious effort.
Tasted at Goedhuis’s Burgundy tasting at the Saatchi Gallery. The 2001 is an under-rated vintage and true to form, Laurent Ponsot’s Clos-de-la-Roche is shoulder to shoulder with more reputed vintages. Having said that, initially the nose is reticent and takes a great deal of coaxing (more so than the 2000.) Eventually there are aromas of mulberry, forest floor, rosemary and violets. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, very crisp tannins struck through with a racy silver thread of acidity. I love the tension here, but it is still holding secrets back for the future. Enigmatic. Drink 2011-2025+ Tasted March 2010. (NM)
The item you have chosen is not in stock in our retail stores or within our main warehouse.
Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup.