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2012 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru

  • 97 WA
  • 96 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 46307-2012

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    (100% new oak): Deep, bright red. Aromas of purple fruits, violet, crushed stone, menthol and graphite, with obvious new oak showing today. Savory, chewy and highly concentrated; darker in its fruit character than the Clos-Saint-Jacques, showing flavors of dark berries, violet and licorice. A rather powerful, muscular version of this wine, less floral and exotic than some recent vintages and quite marked by the oak. Finishes tactile and long, with youthfully clenched tannins and a note of chocolatey torrefaction. Incidentally, with the 2013 vintage Rousseau will reduce the percentage of new oak used for the Clos de Beze to 85% or 90%.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    Tasted blind at the annual |Burgfest| tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru has a scintillating, effervescent nose, the new oak beautifully interwoven into the complex red cherry, raspberry and pomegranate scents. There is wonderful definition here. The palate is very well balanced with well judged acidity that cuts a swathe through the structured red berry fruit. This is a serious Clos-de-Beze reserved for long-term ageing. Quite brilliant.
    Drink Dates: 2019-2040
    Author: Neal Martin
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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

    • 97 bottles owned
    • 15 collectors