Wine Advocate | Rating: 96This was the second bottle of 1993 Clos de Beze from Rousseau I tasted within a few weeks ' not that I'm complaining. This one was once again a gorgeous Pinot Noir at the peak of its powers. The bouquet soars from the glass with perfumed red and black fruit, perhaps a little more tertiary and animally on this occasion, but no less captivating. The palate is vibrant with formidable structure and then there is that daring, animal finish that fans out like there is no tomorrow. It does not quite possess the breeding of the Chambertin Grand Cru, but in some ways it is more 'funƒ?_ to just imbibe. I can see this lasting another decade without breaking a sweat. Tasted August 2013.Author: Neal Martin
Rating: 16Good, dark crimson. Big and deep and concentrated. Bit tight and inexpressive. Chewy start and without the gorgeousness of the Clos Saint-Jacques 1993. Second bottle a little richer but not much.Author: Jancis RobinsonIssue: 39092
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96No review availableAuthor: Allen Meadows
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Bursting with fruit and oak flavors, this is a grand, opulent, concentrated Burgundy that will need time. It has oodles of cherry, berry, spice and cedar flavors that echo on the lingering finish. Firmly tannic, still backward.
Self | Rating: 95Author: RDV
Self | Rating: 93Tasted with a dinner at the Gramercy Tavern with Steve Tanzer that featured 16 1993 Burgundies. The food was magnificent and the 90% of the wines came from Steve's cellar, bought at the wineries, so the provenance was as good as it gets. The 1993 vintage has a very different profile than the 1990's, with very high acidity. The wines were uniformly young in appearance and generally low in tannins. The wines were generally more medium bodied and most showed better with food than alone. These wines show great precision and structure. Made from 32 year old vines was still closed. 90-93Drink Dates: 2012+Author: Ricknat1
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
- 286 bottles owned
- 50 collectors
- Average collector rating: 93
(Out of 50 collectors)