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2002 Domaine Armand Rousseau Ruchottes-Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes Grand Cru

  • 95 WA
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 104026-2002-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2002 Clos des Ruchottes was one of the standout wines, despite it being first poured at this epochal vertical. Even returning to my glass after two hours, it continued to unfold and bedazzle. It has an utterly fragrant bouquet with fresh raspberry, creme de cassis, violets and incense that is verging on hypnotic. There is brilliant delineation, of course. The palate is medium-bodied with perfectly judged acidity, a shimmering sense of poise and purpose, and stunning mineralite toward the finish. Utterly divine, I would be stacking my cellar to the rafters with this if I could still afford it. Drink 2015-2035. Tasted September 2013.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    Good medium red-ruby color. Wild, perfumed aromas of black raspberry, flowers, chocolate and earth. Rich, sweet, silky and plump, but also nicely delineated. Notes of fresh herbs and licorice. I find the same chocolatey note of torrefaction I picked up in this wine a year ago. Comes across as a bit less vibrant and penetrating today than the Clos de la Roche.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2005
  • Rating: 92

    Wonderfully spicy fruit mixes with a seductive earth and truffle character plus a note of sandalwood. The edgy, beautifully complex, moderately tannic flavors offer stunning precision and exceptional persistence. This is not as big or powerful as the Clos de la Roche but it's more complete, at least today anyway. I like the style plus there is real elegance to the acid/fruit balance. In short, this is classy juice.
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2004
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  • 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

    • 78 bottles owned
    • 23 collectors