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One of the greatest names in all of Burgundy, dating back to the 1930s when Armand was one of the first of five domaines to defy the negociants and bottle their own wine. The Rousseau name is synonymous with Gevrey-Chambertin; Armand passed the reins to Charles who on retirement passed control to his son Eric.

Here the reticent nose of plum, violet and dark berries is notably earthier and more sauvage in character. There is a lovely sense of underlying tension to the delineated, muscular and equally mineral-driven flavors that possess slightly more size and weight on the youthfully austere finish where a hint of bitter cherry arises. Note that moderate patience will be required. Tasted: Jan 2016; Drink: 2026+; Issue: 61; Score: 90-92 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound


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