Domaine Armand Rousseau Charmes Chambertin 2017
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits|
|Brand||Domaine Armand Rousseau|
The 2017 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru has a very precise and focused bouquet, almost the epitome of transparency and utterly encapsulating. There is real mineralité here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very tensile from the start with tart red cherries, Japanese yuzu and orange zest that fans out beautifully on the finish. This is a Charmes-Chambertin with a skip in its step.
The 2017 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru is quite expressive, bursting with smoky, plummy fruit and savory bass notes of grilled meat and dark chocolate. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, supple and open-knit, with a moderately long and notably sapid finish. As Rousseau followers will know, two-thirds of this cuvée derive from Mazoyères-Chambertin.