Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15Pale ruby with very broad colourless rim. Light, brisk nose. Pretty tart and lacking fruit in the middle. If this was the only Rousseau you ever tasted you would be very disappointed. Lightweight and fairly short. But then Rousseau wines are often disappointing when young and seem to take on flesh with the years.Author: Jancis RobinsonIssue: 09/30/2007
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88Palish red. Aromatic nose offers smoked meat, iron, flowers and a hint of currant leaf. Suppler than the Lavaux, with juicy fruit and a bit more texture, and sweeter tannins.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2006
Burghound | Rating: 90This too is exceptionally elegant, indeed more than usual as the nose of the Cazetiers usually runs towards deeper register dark fruit and warm earth aromas but they are on the redder side of the spectrum in 2004 though they do evidence classic game and earth nuances. There is a bit more extract and structure as well as more mid-palate fat, all wrapped in a delicious, persistent and quite finely detailed finish.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 1st Quarter, 2006
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
Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 17 bottles owned
- 5 collectors