Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru Magnum 1.5L 2019

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Availability
Out of stock
Volume
1.5L
Varieties
Region/Country
Burgundy, France
Rating
98 points

Vintages

2019

Sizes

1.5L (Magnum)

Description

At the heart of the Rousseau family's winemaking tradition lies a deep reverence for the vine and the land it grows on. This has been passed down through generations, with the elders teaching the next in line the ways of the vine, upholding the family values and strong work ethic. This has helped maintain a strong bond between man and vine, resulting in exceptional wines year after year.

One of their most impressive offerings is the Armand Rousseau Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru Magnum 1.5L 2019. This exceptional wine is made from grapes grown in the 8 hectares and 52 ares of Grand Crus owned by the family in Gevrey Chambertin and Morey-Saint-Denis. It is managed by Eric Rousseau, with the assistance of his daughter Cyrielle.

The magnum bottle size of 1.5L provides numerous benefits. Firstly, it allows for a slower maturation process, resulting in a more refined and complex taste. Additionally, the larger bottle size also means the wine has a lower surface area to volume ratio, which reduces the risk of oxidation, keeping the wine fresher for longer. Finally, the magnum bottle size also looks impressive on any table, adding an element of grandeur and elegance to any occasion.

Overall, the Armand Rousseau Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru Magnum 1.5L 2019 is a wine that perfectly embodies the Rousseau family's commitment to producing exceptional wines with a deep respect for the vine and the land.

Rating

Score
98 - 98 points
Reviewer
Burghound
Review

Equally subtle wood frames the even spicier if slightly riper nose that reflects a layered blend of red currant, violet, rose petal, earth, and a whisper of exotic tea. The full-bodied if slightly less concentrated flavours also reflect an abundance of minerality on the firm, serious, and equally well-balanced, youthfully austere, and hugely long finale. I usually prefer one or the other [Chambertin] at this stage each year but in 2019, while the two wines are noticeably different, it's not clear which will ultimately be the more interesting. In sum, this is a choice but one where there is no wrong answer as this too is brilliant!

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
14-18 °C
Alcohol
13%
Cellar until
2041 - 2055
Decanter

Tasting Profile

Palate
The 2019 Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru clearly has more intensity than the Chambertin. True, it is showing a little more wood at the moment, but I also find more fruit – raspberry and wild strawberry – interlaced with shavings of black truffle and forest fern. The palate is medium-bodied with supple but firm tannins. This is endowed with impressive depth and body weight and yet it retains disarming elegance on a finish that fans out gloriously. "This is the business" is the phrase that passed through my mind as I tried to keep a stoic face after encountering this fabulous Clos-de-Bèze." Neal Martin-Vinous

Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru Magnum 1.5L 2019

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