The 2001 Clos de la Roche Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru was poured at a private dinner in London a few weeks after the tasting. I must admit to being disappointed with this showing. It lacks pedigree on the nose and is a little volatile compared to two other red Côte de Nuits that night. Likewise, the palate does not cohere together at the first pour or over the following couple of hours. In fact, it becomes more acetic, and I end up not finishing my glass. This was just not a fecund period for Ponsot. Tasted at La Trompette in London.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2026