1990 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
- 90 WA
- 95 WS
- 90 JR
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Wine Advocate | Rating: 90Both the Chambertin-Clos de Beze and Chambertin are more closed, deeper-colored wines than the outstanding Gevery-Chambertin-Clos St.-Jacques. It is often difficult to pick a favorite, but I thought the Chambertin-Clos de Beze to be lower in acidity and more forward. I would suggest cellaring it for 3-4 years, and I am sure it has at least 15 or more years of aging potential. The nose offers up roasted black-cherry and toasty new oak scents. In the mouth, there is outstanding concentration, full body, and a long, rich, moderately tannic finish.Author: Robert Parker
Burghound | Rating: 92From a bottle tasted at the Domaine: Like the bottle reviewed at the big Chambertin vs. Clos de BŠze tasting, there are wonderfully complex aromatics of underbrush, earth, dried herbs and spice notes followed by earthy, moderately structured flavors of real distinction and good length. This bottle was also fresher than the prior one though it too has basically arrived at its peak as the flavors have rounded out and offer plenty of velvet and spice. An excellent wine that is just short of the Chambertin. Note: a magnum of this drunk in January of 2002 was materially better, with more complexity, freshness and better overall balance, meriting a score of 93/2008-20 (see elsewhere here).Author: Allen Meadows
Rating: 18Rich and round and scented and pretty complex. Round and rich and gorgeous. Very vigorous with lots of direct fruit. Very long and powerful. Pretty dry finish.Author: Jancis RobinsonIssue: 39092
Wine Spectator | Rating: 95Impressively concentrated, packed with bright flavors. Shows ripe fruit, smoke and earth notes on the extremely long finish. An exciting wine that takes off like a rocket. Drinkable in 1998. 450 cases made.
Founded just over 100 years ago, Domaine Armand Rousseau is a family-run winery considered to be among the best in Burgundy. Rousseau owns some of the most prestigious plots in Gevrey-Chambertin, and the resulting wines present the perfect distillation of the time-honored traditional methods of winemaking in Burgundy. The formula is simple—superb vineyards plus old vines plus low yields. This translates into wines of outstanding concentration that achieve a Burgundian balance of essential elegance and striking purity.
See other similar producers:Domaine Denis Mortet,Domaine Gerard Raphet,Domaine des Chezeaux
Collector Data For This Wine
- 226 bottles owned
- 36 collectors