2019 Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin ‘Clos St. Jacques’ 1er Cru 1500ml

$7,499.00

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

93-96 Points Allen Meadows
Here too there is just enough wood to warrant mentioning framing the exceptionally spicy red berry fruit and floral-suffused aromas. There is fine density to the sleekly muscular and intense flavors that are blessed with fine mid-palate concentration on the tightly wound and sneaky long finish that is both balanced and notably firm, and which should enable this to evolve and improve for at least two decades. There is a hint of warmth but it’s not enough to really detract from the overall sense of harmony. In a word, impressive.

95-97 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Powerful and dramatic, Rousseau’s 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques bursts from the glass with aromas of dark berries, cassis and plums mingled with notions of grilled meats, dark chocolate, exotic spices and loamy soil—all framed by cedary new oak. Medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, it’s layered and elegantly muscular, with a deep core of fruit, powdery tannins and bright acids.

Additional information

Producer

Domaine Armand Rousseau

Vintage

2019

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Region

Burgundy

Sub Region

Gevrey Chambertin

Importer Label

Australia – Domaine Wine Shippers

Types

Red

Size

Magnum