2014 Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux Saint-Jacques 1er Cru
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, the 2014 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques has a comparatively showy and exotic bouquet, perhaps with a longer skin maceration than its peers, replete with saturated red cherry fruit and kirsch. A bit of a show-off (which is something I would not normally ascribe to Rousseau—these words written prior to knowing its identity). The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, a gentle grip in the mouth and a smooth texture. For me, it just lacks some personality and is steered more by the winemaking ideology than the terroir, a little generic compared to others in the flight. This is a capable wine but I would have wanted more. Tasted September 2017.Drink Dates: 2019 - 2035Author: Neal MartinIssue: 233
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Walks a fine line between richness and lively structure, which provides a taut matrix for the cherry, currant, floral and stone flavors. Shows overall poise and balance, with a long, detailed finish. Best from 2020 through 2035. 56 cases imported. — BSDrink Dates: 2020-2035Author: Bruce SandersonIssue: Dec 31, 2017
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
- 2 bottles owned
- 2 collectors