May 21, 2021 - Served side by side (single blind) H Lignier CdR 99. I guessed this right, the wines were both showing very well in a early drinking window, the Ponsot like the Lignier had lovely earthy depth and mineral cut, good red fruits interlaced with some apparent stems. The Lignier just edged it for me and the group. But a lovely vindication for this bottling for me as I was served this wine a year ago from the same case by the same person but back then it didn't connect with me. Probably as last time round it was simply too late in the night and my palate had tired. This bottle was wonderful and I would say perfect drinking window is still a few years off. 94-95.
April 24, 2021 - 4th of 12......CORKED......grrrh!
December 29, 2020 - Following 8 hours slow ox this was wine of the night, incredible complexity, red berries, spice, mineralite, smoke. Harmonious, youthful and gorgeous.
September 16, 2020 - To me a disappointing showing when the bottle was revealed. I found it disjoint and awkward but couldn't put my hands on what was wrong. Not my cup of tea.
May 23, 2020 - This is fine but relatively tight, even with air.
April 18, 2020 - In half bottle. Medicinal black cherry, smoke, soy, earth and flowers. Lovely sweetness on the palate. Balanced and weighty. Clearly the best ponsot after 93.
March 7, 2020 - La Paulée de New York Gala Dinner (Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers - New York NY): Small glass, brief note. Magnum. Complex assortment of red cherry and berry with real sense of power. Still brooding, but lots here and great potential with more air and/or cellar time.
December 24, 2019 - very earthy, very very smoky, felt like there might be some nice fruit hidden underneath but not totally sure (this had a lot of body)... no that pleasant unfortunately... will hold my last bottle of 5-10 years to see if the pleasant side emerges... 90 given the full body and potential, but not fun to drink at all
November 15, 2019 - Great red burgundy 1999 horizontal tasting (21 wines) - semi blind (Nordsjaelland): Rustic. almost 100% farmyard. Typical Ponsot I am sorry to say, I have experienced that from Ponsot several times in his older wines. Not my style
November 9, 2019 - Ponsot Clos de la Roche: In a word, sexy. Maturing very nicely, still on the edge of primary (just on the edge). Delicious, and will be great to drink as it matures further. Actually it was great today.