2018 Domaine Armand Rousseau Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru

$1,400.00

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.

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Description

91-93 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2018 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru bursts from the glass with a comparatively fruit-driven bouquet of cassis, cherries, wild berries and licorice. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, fleshy and gourmand, with a ripe and enveloping core that almost entirely conceals its structuring tannins and a rich, expansive finish. This is one of the more front-loaded wines in the cellar, and it should have early appeal.

92-95 Points Jasper Morris
Lively mid crimson with a more restrained bouquet, then some weighty sweet strawberry to the back of the palate, while maintaining discretion. Very good length but not superstar.

Additional information

Producer

Domaine Armand Rousseau

Vintage

2018

Region

Burgundy

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Sub Region

Gevrey Chambertin

Importer Label

Australia – Domaine Wine Shippers

Types

Red

Size

Bottle