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Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Domaine Armand Rousseau 2007

Tasting Notes

A relatively high-toned and attractively spicy nose is composed primarily of various red berry fruit scents together with hints of underbrush and earth. There is plenty of vibrancy to the medium-bodied middle weight flavors that possess both good detail and a lovely minerality that continues onto the sappy and seductively textured finale that delivers excellent persistence. This is very much a creature of its vintage, which is to say a lighter wine relative to virtually all of the other vintages of the decade with the exception of the 2004. While this should certainly reward a few more years of bottle age, it would not be complete infanticide to open a bottle now. Drink 2019+

Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, October 2015

Loads of sweet cherry, bilberry, plum, mineral and spice notes are matched to a firm, well-integrated structure.Dense and velvety, vibrant and long, with a pure fruit and mineral aftertaste. This doesn't want to quit on the finish.Best from 2014 through 2030.-B.S.

Bruce Sanderson, WineSpectator.com, April 2010

Very dense and highly spiced (more so than the Chambertin). Very heady. The first knock-out drop in this cellar! Magnificent complex seducer. So dense yet wonderful balance. Bitter cherries, very, very fine tannins, wonderful freshness! Crunchy fruit, great harmony. The business. Great lift too. Drink 2018-2030. Date tasted 30th Jan 09.

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, July 2009

This too displays an almost invisible touch of oak influence that highlights stunningly complex and layered aromas that are positively kaleidoscopic in their sheer breadth with textured, cool and intensely mineral suffused big-bodied flavors that for all the focused muscularity sacrifice none of the fine detail this wine is known for, all wrapped in an almost painfully intense and explosively long and mouth coating finish. This is not a massive Bèze but it's a real knockout.

Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (37), January 2010
Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (33), January 2009
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