Burgundy

Rousseau Chambertin Grand Cru 2014

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Smoky, toasty oak barrel aromas; also some wet-rock mineral notes. Sumptuous fruit and flavour. Very spicy, medium to full-bodied, elegant, fine, stylish. Lovely drinkability and balance yet it also has great power that sneaks up on you. Structure is excellent and will ensure it ages. There are masses of velvet tannins. Read more
Critic Reviews
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98 POINTS
Huon Hooke - The Real Review

Smoky, toasty oak barrel aromas; also some wet-rock mineral notes. Sumptuous fruit and flavour. Very spicy, medium to full-bodied, elegant, fine, stylish. Lovely drinkability and balance yet it also has great power that sneaks up on you. Structure is excellent and will ensure it ages. There are masses of velvet tannins.

Expert Review
97 POINTS
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate

The 2014 Chambertin Grand Cru has such a vivacious bouquet, as intense and generous as the Clos de Beze with waves of pure red berries mixed with granite and limestone scents. There is just something aristocratic about this Chambertin. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, filigree tannin. There is a sense of focus and tension here, but so natural and elegant you don't know what to do with yourself. Then that mineral seam comes through on the long aftertaste. Predictably brilliant. I apologize for being so boring, but yes, this is the kind of wine that prompted God to invent the fermentation.

Expert Review
97 POINTS
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate

Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, Rousseau's 2014 Chambertin Grand Cru has a fruit-driven bouquet laden with black cherries, crushed strawberry, ink and a touch of bay leaf. As it aerates, the fruit seems to take more of a back seat and the terroir comes through. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very pure and elegant, iron fist/velvety glove and so forth. This is what a grand cru should be. Utterly seductive and captivating, its satin texture might lure you into opening a bottle too soon. Give it a decade to admire Rousseau at full flight. Tasted September 2017.

Expert Review
95 POINTS
Stephen Tanzer - Vinous

Deep, saturated red. Tighter and more reticent on the nose than the Clos de Bèze but with outstanding purity to its aromas of raspberry, coffee, dried flowers and earth. Juicy and intensely spicy but extremely closed; more soil-driven than the Clos de Bèze but without that wine's exotic fruit character and youthful éclat . With a bit of air, this showed a silkier texture and emerging notes of raspberry and saline minerality. Best today on the incredibly suave, classically dry, endless whiplash of a finish, which displays great energy and cut. Atypically, this very understated wine comes across as more refined--more feminine--than the Clos de Bèze in the early going.

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Technical Attributes
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Tasting Notes

Burgundy writer Clive Coates refers to this Grand Cru as perhaps the finest red wine in the world. Always a tour de force, this wine has uncanny balance. It is very structured, dense, and powerful, it has firm, ripe tannins, yet it is not heavy. It has uncommonly long length on the palate.

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Winemakers Note

Domaine Armand Rousseau is the largest landowner of the Chambertin vineyard with a total of 5.3 acres. The 32 acres of Chambertin Grand Cru represent some of the finest and most storied Pinot Noir acreage on the planet and with all producers included typically produces less than 60,000 bottles. Chambertin is the beating heart of the red Grand Crus of the Côte d’Or sitting high on the hillside and bordered by Latricières-Chambertin to the south and Clos-de-Bèze to the north.

Vinification: Grapes are meticulously sorted as they arrive in the winery. Following a cool maceration the must travels by gravity into barrel where it will stay for the entire vinification process lasting typically 18-24 months. Each Armand Rousseau wine is blended unfiltered.

 

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: Aug 30th, 2024


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