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Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin 2011

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Always a tour de force, this wine has uncanny balance. It is very structured, dense, and powerful, it has firm, ripe tannins, yet it is not heavy. It has uncommonly long length on the palate.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Domaine Armand Rousseau
  • bh96

BurghoundThis is completely different from the Bèze aromatically speaking as here the nose is brooding and recalcitrant and only aggressive swirling liberates fresh scents of spice, wet stone, game and dark berry fruits. There is outstanding richness to the powerful and impressively scaled flavors that possess an abundance of dry extract that imparts a velvety quality to the mid-palate while also buffering the tightly wound core of firm tannins on the driving mineral-inflected and hugely persistent finish. This is a stunner of a wine and one of the great wines of the 2011 vintage.

Allen Meadows
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Chambertin Grand Cru clearly subsumes the new oak better than the Clos de Beze in 2011, allowing the terroir to come through and demonstrating better delineation and poise. With aeration, delicate floral notes begin to emerge. The palate is well-balanced with lovely poise - a more approachable Chambertin from Rousseau with fine tannins and an elegant, refined finish. Very fine. Drink 2014-2023.

Neal Martin, August 2013