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Chambertin, Domaine Armand Rousseau 2008

RegionBurgundy
SubregionGevrey-Chambertin
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyPinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

A still mildly toasty nose features remarkably dense yet elegant aromas of deeply pitched yet extremely cool and restrained red and blue fruit aromas that are nuanced by a broad range of earth, game and underbrush hints. There is an utterly beguiling purity to the relatively refined but muscular medium full-bodied plus flavors that are strikingly complex, vibrant and perfectly balanced before culminating in a gorgeously long finish. This is brimming with upside development potential and while it too will require plenty of patience, its class and grace are such that it can be enjoyed now though I would strongly counsel waiting. In a word, magnificent. Drink 2023+

96
Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, October 2015

As it almost always is, this is not quite as elegant as the Bèze but it's slightly more complex with dense and more deeply pitched yet extremely cool and restrained red and blue fruit aromas nuanced by a broad range of earth, game and underbrush hints, many of which carry over to the pure and relatively refined medium full-bodied flavors that are complex, vibrant and perfectly balanced on the gorgeously long finish. This is brimming with potential and while it too will require plenty of patience, its class and grace are such that it will be approachable in its youth; even so, I would counsel waiting. In a word, magnificent.

96
Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (41), January 2011

As it almost always is, this is not quite as elegant as the Bèze but it's slightly more complex with dense and more deeply pitched red and blue fruit aromas nuanced by a broad range of earth, game and underbrush hints, many of which carry over to the and relatively refined medium full-bodied flavors that are complex, vibrant and perfectly balanced on the gorgeously long finish. This is brimming with potential and while it too will require plenty of patience, its class and grace are such that it will be approachable in its youth; even so, I would counsel waiting. In a word, magnificent.

93/95
Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, January 2010
95+
Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (194), May 2011
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