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1995 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin Grand Cru

  • Producer
    Domaine Armand Rousseau
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Pinot Noir
  • Region
  • Sub Region
    Gevrey Chambertin
  • Importer Label
    Australia – Domaine Wine Shippers
  • Size

Domaine Armand Rousseau is one of the most famous and best domaines in Burgundy. Based in Gevrey-Chambertin, the estate is formed of just over 15 hectares, over half of which is Grand Cru.

This is one of Burgundy’s greatest domaines – in terms of history, vineyard holdings and quality of wine. The original Armand Rousseau was at the forefront of the first wave of domaine bottling in the 1930s. He was succeeded by his son Charles in 1959, shortly after they had bought a significant slice of the Clos St Jacques vineyard. Today Eric, grandson of Armand, is in charge of the vines and cellar, with the help of his daughter Cyrielle.

The domaine produces pale, finely structured wines of great elegance and stamina. The simple principle of old (but not ancient) vines and sensible yields dictates the Rousseau style. Sometimes the wines can appear light in their youth, but they nearly always take on weight as they age.

Tasting Notes

94 Points Allen Meadows
Highly expressive and moderately mature aromas explode from the glass to reveal dark fruit, earth and spice elements that lead to intense, full-bodied, robust and impressively muscular flavors, all wrapped in a wonderfully velvet-textured and mineral-inflected finish of superb length. This has nearing its peak window of drinkability though I will continue to hold my few remaining bottles for a few more years first as there is just enough tannin remaining to suggest that a bit more development potential remains.

19/20 Jancis Robinson
Rich ruby. Dense. Very subtle and rich. Fully alive. Racy and still quite youthful. Muscular and not yet at its peak. A great hint of things to come.

1995 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin Grand Cru