Burghound | Rating: 97Discreet wood sets off a highly reserved and not quite as overtly ripe nose of dark berries, earth, and animale nuances that are trimmed in notes of spice, in particular anise, sandalwood and exotic tea scents. There is superbly good detail and focused power to the large-scaled flavors that also possess an outstanding concentration of structure buffering dry extract that imparts a sappy texture to the intensely mineral-driven and explosively long finish. This is a youthfully austere example of the genre that is presently quite compact and linear and thus will require at least a decade to flesh out and unwind but if you have the patience to wait it should be a great Chambertin in 20+ years.Author: Allen Meadows
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 98Medium red, lighter than the Clos de Beze. Wild but distinctly cool aromas of blueberry, crushed black cherry and menthol, complicated by a light medicinal quality. Wonderfully suave and minerally on entry, then sappy and taut in the middle, showing great chewy intensity and energy, an utterly noble texture, and no easy sweetness. The incredibly vibrant, broad, building finish leaves the palate vibrating. I could barely tell that I had spit the wine. Easily the best of these 2012s today.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: January/February 2014
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96Tasted blind at the annual |Burgfest| tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Chambertin Grand Cru has a touch of mint on the nose, complementing the mixture of red and black fruit, a pastille-like purity developing with time. This is very charming and the oak is neatly folded into the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, the acidity perfectly judged and lending the tension and poise one expects from a Chambertin. It does lose a little intensity in the glass but it's from such a high point it is neither here nor there. This is a wonderful Chambertin.Author: Neal Martin
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
- 107 bottles owned
- 17 collectors