Chambertin

2017 Chambertin Armand Rousseau

  • Classification:
    Grand Cru
  • Color:
    Red
  • Appellation:
    Chambertin
  • Volume:
    0.75L
  • Grape Type:
    Pinot Noir
  • Packaging:
    Loose
  • Stock Location:
    France
€1,890
In stock (5)
Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 95-98 (2019 Jan.)

Generous wood is present on the ultra-fresh and incredibly spicy nose that reflects notes of reserved red berries, the sauvage, earth, floral and exotic tea wisps. The mouthfeel of the imposingly constituted and admirably concentrated flavors is one of contrasts as the mid-palate is quite supple yet the powerful, driving, austere and muscular finish is robust, serious and austere. This is jaw droppingly good and somewhat curiously relative to how the two wines typically show at this stage, this is the flashier of the two. We'll see in time though as it's usually the Chambertin that goes into a shell only to emerge 20+ years later. Be that as it may, today this is a genuine 'wow' wine.

Vinous - Score: 96-98 (2019 Jan.)

The 2017 Chambertin Grand Cru has an extraordinarily detailed and intense bouquet with a cornucopia of vibrant red cherries, crushed strawberry, cranberry and stony aromas, the latter becoming more and more intense with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with impressive body and depth. It is beautifully balanced with svelte tannin, velvety smooth with ample red fruit and spicy finish that lingers for 60 seconds in the mouth. Noble and aristocratic - just as Chambertin ought to be.