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2016 Chambertin, Armand Rousseau

Côte de Nuits, grand cru

Earliest anticipated arrival is August 2019 help

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$4,939.00 per Bottle


4 Bottles




"As is often the case, this is more restrained than the Bèze and more deeply pitched as well with its cooler array of strikingly spicy red and dark currant aromas that are more heavily cut with freshly turned earth scents along with plenty of floral and sauvage influences, all of which is again trimmed in just enough oak influence to point out. The exceptionally rich, dense and highly energetic full-bodied flavors brim with both dry extract and a pungent minerality on the brilliantly complex and explosively long finish. This is a classic example of power without weight because despite the imposing size of the '16 Chambertin, the overall impression is one of harmony and grace. Among the 'big 4' of the Rousseau line-up, this is the one wine that might just surpass its 2015 equivalent." Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Issue 69
(AM, 01/15/2018)

Rating: 96-99
Drink from: 2036+

"The 2016 Chambertin Grand Cru, which was two-thirds impacted by the frost, has an elegant bouquet, not powerful but charming, with pure red berry fruit, orange blossom, cold stone and Earl Grey scents. The palate is very well balanced with a sappy entry, with good structured here and a fine line of acidity. It is not an extravagant or even regal Chambertin, but it is extremely well proportioned and there is a lovely tang of spice toward the long and tender finish. It is a wonderful Chambertin, although I suspect that it will ultimately have to bow to the superiority of the Clos-de-Bèze." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #234
(WA, 12/29/2017)

Rating: 94-96
Drink from: 2022-2050

"Bright, dark red. Knockout nose combines black raspberry, crushed rock and a sauvage suggestion of fresh blood, with high notes of spices and violet emerging with air. Juicy on entry, then quite tight and folded in on itself in the middle palate, conveying a very tactile, dense impression. Slightly high-toned yet very primary flavors of red and darker fruits. One can see the frost effect here in the wine's youthfully strict character and chewy tannins but the wine's penetrating finishing minerality suggests that it will reward extended cellaring." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/01/2018)

Rating: 94-96

"Dense and rich and yet so much more expressive than, say, Dugat-Py’s. Very rich and powerful and shaded. Dense, ripe sumptuous fruit – very ripe red fruits rather than black fruits. Crunchy and lively – not at all heavy or tannic although there is massively fine structure underneath. Deceptively clean and fresh and energetic." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 11/29/2017)

Rating: 19
Drink from: 2028-2048

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