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2005 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN
  • 98 WA
  • 95 IWC
  • 93 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 46307-2005

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($355) Good full red. Briary raspberry, dark cherry and menthol on the nose, along with a medicinal reserve. Powerful and thick on entry, then quite closed, even medicinal, in the middle, without the exotic character that this cuvee often shows in the early going. Quite closed today but this utterly seamless, superrich wine boasts superb structure and grip. Wonderfully long and pure on the back end, with strong but perfectly integrated acidity. Give this impeccably balanced wine 12 years.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2008
  • Burghound | Rating: 98

    A positively kaleidoscopic nose features a wonderful panoply of spice and fruit aromas that offer something new and different with every sniff. The rich, full and utterly classic flavors are a study of the harmonious liaison of refinement and power that culminate in an explosive and driving finish that is even longer than that of the Clos St. Jacques yet it sacrifices nothing in terms of balance, harmony or transparency. A strikingly good wine packed with upside potential. While pronouncements of this sort are always fraught, it's possible that the 2005 Beze could one day rival the best Rousseau Beze ever (in my view), which is the legendary 1962. Time will tell but it at least has a shot.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2008
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Real mass and density here. Absolutely classic, solid, dry, sappy, savoury burgundy in one of its longest-living registers. Solid Gevrey charge of chewable fruit - nothing sweet and beguiling about this! It's almost self-consciously ponderous, in fact. This wine pronounces rather than tries to charm - surprisingly expressive already. Big!
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 39424
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The 2005 Chambertin Clos de Beze offers alluring aromas of licorice, mint, vanilla, plum paste, cherry preserves and rose petals, and seduces the palate with silky, incredibly refined texture and several octaves of fruit, herbal, floral and mineral notes, leading to a reverberative finish in which fruit pit and stony, chalky elements lend a sense of dark, weighty authority and an umami-like, meaty savor promotes uncontrollable salivation. No layering or mixing of metaphors can hope to do justice to the layering and concatenation of flavors on display.
    Author: David Schildknecht
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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

    • 428 bottles owned
    • 63 collectors