Domaine Armand Rousseau Charmes Chambertin 2012

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This great domain was founded at the beginning of the 20th century by Armand Rousseau, with some vineyards he inherited in the village of Gevrey Chambertin. His marriage union in 1909 brought more vineyards as well as a winery and cellars dating back to the 13th century. The acquisition of Grand Cru plots in the 1940's and 50's really put the domaine on the map, and today Armand Rousseau wines are among the most sought after in all of Burgundy. The wines are impeccably made with the guidance of nature by Eric Rousseau, Armand's grandson, and the domaine is managed by Armand's granddaughter, Corinne. The Rousseau Charmes is from a 1.4 ha parcel of roughly 20 year old vines that is situated one-third in Charmes proper and the remainder in Mazoyères
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Domaine Armand Rousseau
  • bh93

BurghoundA beautifully elegant essence of red berry fruit nose enjoys added breadth in the form of spice, earth and gentle floral nuances. I very much like the sense of freshness and vivacity to the medium weight plus flavors that possess fine detail and a hint of minerality that continues onto the silky and saline-inflected finish. This wine has made a great deal of progress over the past 5 vintages or so and 2012 continues that trend. 90-93

  • wa87-89

Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin Village is a blend of seven parcels and from this year, two less than previous years since they have now been rented to other producers, reducing the village cru from 2.4ha to 1.8ha. It has a fresh bouquet with lifted raspberry and fresh strawberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with sweet red cherry, quite candied fruit and a long licorice-tinged finish. Fine.

Neal Martin, December 2013