Yesterday was a Bank Holiday in Hong Kong which seemed an excellent reason to crack a bottle of Laurent Ponsot’s Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru 2003.
This is an amazing wine. It’s like an elixir of ripe Pinot, incredible fruit and amazing complexity and youthful still. Amazingly great wine, while not necessarily something for the Pinot purists, it is a brilliant achievement. A wine that has years ahead but I think at its peak now with an incredible confit of bright red fruit. It tastes so pure and delicious but perhaps slightly lacks a sense of terroir. It reminded me of RTWC’s Tokaij Essencia, but for Pinot.
For those of you lucky enough to have this in your cellar there is no reason to wait, although there is absolutely no rush. It did not get a particularly elevated score from Burghound but he has not tasted it since 2006. We do have a few cases of magnums currently available. Click here for further details.