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.

This is even more reserved and requires extended swirling to gradually coax the even spicier aromas of red currant, black raspberry, discreet wood toast and a floral top note. There is superb mid-palate density to the equally sized and powerful flavors that brim with dry extract as well as an abundance of minerality on the massively long finish where a touch of warmth slowly emerges. This isn't quite as structured, but it is still a wine that should reward between two and three decades of cellaring. This too is stunningly brilliant. Date: Jan 2023; Drink: 2045+; Rating 98 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound

The 2020 Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru is a rich, sensual wine that bursts from the glass with aromas of blackberries, loamy soil, smoked meats, exotic spices, rose petals, orange rind and black truffles. Full-bodied, multidimensional and fleshy, it's broad and concentrated, with a more generous, muscular profile than the precise, tightly wound Chambertin. Which will ultimately emerge superior is anyone's guess, but the Clos de Bèze is obviously more forward at this early juncture. Date: Jan 2022; Rating: 96-98 Points; William Kelley; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate



SKU 13909
Brand Rousseau
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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