Domaine Ponsot, Morey-Saint-Denis Clos de la Roche Cuvée William Grand Cru 1988

Ponsot Clos Roche 1988 #6

Twenty five years on tasting.

A full garnet red color with hints of tawny; pink-orange rim.  Exotic, perfumed, idiosyncratic nose: a gamey and slightly burnt red fruit, toffee, animal fur, blood and beaten leather.  Stylish and sweetly savory on the palate: balsamic cherry, macerated plum, spiced butterscotch.  Barb says, “chocolate bourbon truffle”.  ‘Here is you look for me’ acidity yet quite tame for an ’88 grand cru.  Reasonable grip.  Of medium body.  A bit loose knit.  Decent definition through to the end but overall impression is of a decadent tipple of a wine, even a bit fat.  Interesting for sure but we think there are better examples of Ponsot’s finesse.  Drink up.

Ponsot Clos Roche 1988 #5

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