WS95 AG96 AM93
Winery/Brand: Domaine Armand Rousseau
Area: Chambertin Grand Cru
Wine Spectator: 95
Anotnio Galloni: 96
Allen Meadow: 93
Type: Red Wine
Grapes Varieties: pinot noir
Classification: Grand Cru - Burgundy
AG=96 Next came the 2007 Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau. Unlike the Mugnier, the bouquet needs no time to warm up, exploding with enticing scents of raspberry, mulberry, touches of camphor and undergrowth, and, after 30 minutes, hints of Japanese green tea and clove. Exquisite in definition, this remained captivating throughout the evening. The palate is beautifully balanced with a fine bead of acidity, cohesive and, for the 2007 vintage, quite robust and powerful. The velvety texture toward the finish highlights the lack of concentration in the Musigny. An utterly sublime Chambertin that is drinking perfectly now, the 2007 possesses the substance to mature another 20 years in bottle.
WS=95 This muscular red shows macerated cherry and plum flavours, with leather, tobacco and a wild, feral character. Smooth and concentrated, with a long finish of sweet fruit and mineral. A chewy version. Best from 2014 through 2030.
AM=93 There is a touch of herbal tea character present on the spicy, pure, elegant and restrained earth-inflected red pinot fruit aromas. The dusty, textured, precise and palate staining big-bodied flavours are still relatively tight on the linear and solidly long finish. This is still on the way up but not so far away from its apogee that it couldn't be enjoyed now. With that said, I would recommend allowing this another 3 to perhaps 7 years of cellar time.
WA90 WS92 AM89