Ultimately Rare! Ponsot Cuvée du Centenaire 2005 and a few new additions

Domaine Ponsot is one of the top names to follow, attributed to the great work from Laurent Ponsot and has always been one of our favourites in Burgundy. Laurent Ponsot has led the domaine to keep producing brilliant wines from village to Grand Cru, and have made fantastic wines which reflect vintages and terroirs completely under non-interference practice under Laurent Ponsot. In addition, Domaine Ponsot’s wines are usually dense and complex thanks to the very old vines the estate has tried their best to retain until now.

I would like to highlight two new purchases into stock and considering the rarity in market, they are in excellent position to consider –

Ponsot Clos St Denis Grand Cru 2005 – The Ponsot family has an agreement with Mercier family to rent its 0.45 hectare perfectly located parcel in Clos St Denis, extremely old vines are planted in this legendary plot and Laurent Ponsot has produced a remarkably laser etched bottle in 2005 named “Cuvée du Centenaire” to celebrate the vines have reached its 100-year-old. Only 596 bottles and 250 magnums are made.

Ponsot Clos St Denis Cuvée du Centenaire Grand Cru 2005

HK$24,000 per bottle

96-98 pts Allen Meadows A fantastically broad, indeed kaleidoscopic nose that only the genuinely great terroirs are capable of explodes from the glass featuring nearly every spice imaginable on the thickly fruited nose that runs to the darker side of the fruit spectrum and the density continues onto the fresh, sweet and intense boldly structured flavors that are brooding and reserved in the mouth with simply unbelievable length. This is simply breathtakingly good and while there is so much size and weight here, the dense tannins are remarkably fine. It's hard to capture in words how good this wine truly is but 'reference standard' will have to do.

Apart for the legendary Clos St Denis 2005, there is a case of Ponsot Chambolle-Musigny Cuvee des Cigales 2005 that may interest you. Stepped in a good drinking age nowadays, Allen Meadows has put this wine “may very well arrive with time as the underlying material is impeccable.” From a 0.6 hectares parcel and only HK$700 per bottle -

Ponsot Chambolle-Musigny Cuvee des Cigales 2005

HK$700 per bottle

87-90 pts Allen Meadows

A very ripe and expressive nose of violets, rose petal and black cherry aromas nuanced with hints of earth and spice leads to impressively concentrated and powerful flavors that possess much better than average volume and ample finishing punch. This isn't overly complex or deep at present but this may very well arrive with time as the underlying material is impeccable.

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