2018 Domaine Armand Rousseau Ruchottes-Chambertin ‘Clos des Ruchottes’ Grand Cru


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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94 Points Allen Meadows
An absolutely gorgeous nose reflects cool and pure aromas of the essence of red berry liqueur, spice and soft floral scents. The lilting and mineral-driven middle weight flavors retain excellent delineation and a sophisticated mouthfeel while the sneaky long if decidedly firm finish possesses outstanding complexity. This powerful yet sophisticated and refined Zen-like effort is exceptionally promising.

95-97 Points Vinous
The 2018 Ruchottes-Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes Grand Cru has a broody nose at first, featuring black rather than red fruit, wet limestone, iris flowers and crushed stone. The palate is medium-bodied with filigreed tannins and excellent acidity. Quite saline toward the finish. Superb aftertaste.

96-99 Points Jasper Morris
20% new wood also. Stunningly dense purple with a gorgeous hedonistic nose without losing the ethereal possibilities. A sensational direct core of intense raspberry fruit and super-ripe redcurrant with an endless finish.

Additional information


Domaine Armand Rousseau



Grape Variety

Pinot Noir



Sub Region

Gevrey Chambertin

Importer Label

Australia – Domaine Wine Shippers