Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin 2017
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits|
|Brand||Domaine Armand Rousseau|
The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Village offers brambly red berry fruit on the nose, hints of crushed stone that percolate through with aeration. The palate is more cohesive and fleshier than the Clos du Château: tart red berry fruit, black pepper and a light sous-bois note on the finish. This should be approachable after two or three years. I find this a step ahead of the Clos du Château this year.
The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Village was showing a touch of reduction when I tasted it, which Cyrielle Rousseau told me had only appeared that morning. With coaxing, the wine unfurled in the glass to display notions of dark chocolate, grilled meat, red berries and earthy soil tones. On the palate, it's medium-bodied with juicy acids, chalky tannins and more length and depth than the Clos du Château bottling, even though it was a little compressed by reduction.