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Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux Saint Jacques 2013

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The wines from Domaine Armand Rousseau have developped over the years but have always kept the same spirit as when Armand and Charles were making then. The "Rousseau hand" is a style of wine very recognizable. Our wines are typically Burgundian: Fine, elegant and an honest, true expression of the vineyards through the Pinot Noir grape and a little piece of the winemaker.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote d'Or
Brand Domaine Armand Rousseau
Alcohol/vol 13%
  • agv95+

VinousGood deep red. Much less reduced on the nose than Ruchottes, offering captivating, high-pitched perfume of raspberry, rose petal, blood orange and crushed stone. On the palate, the tangy raspberry, red cherry and mineral flavors show a penetrating character and superb lift without any weightiness or hardness. Finishes with very fine-grained tannins and mounting floral perfume. This brisk, cool, aristocratic wine is built for a graceful evolution in bottle.

Stephen Tanzer
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateTasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques has a musty, earthy nose, a touch of mushroom here and it feels rather loose knit. The palate is medium-bodied with a pinched entry. There is some hardness here, moderate depth and it does not really "flow" although it does improve with aeration in the glass. Perhaps bottle age will mellow this Lavaux Saint-Jacques, yet it pulls up short. Team Rousseau made better wines than this in 2013. Tasted September 2016.

Neal Martin, November 30, 2016