Domaine Armand Rousseau   Chambertin Grand Cru

2018 Chambertin Grand Cru

By Domaine Armand Rousseau

2018 Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau, Burgundy, France

In the constellation of Burgundy's elite Pinot Noir, the 2018 Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau shines with an intensity befitting its storied terroir. A vintage graced by nature's benevolence, it has emerged as a wine of profound depth and complexity.

 

A Vintage Inflection: The 2018 Rendition

The year 2018 in Burgundy was marked by generous sunshine and warmth, bringing about a unique confluence of ripeness and refinement seldom seen. For the storied Domaine Armand Rousseau, synonymous with the pinnacle of Burgundian expression, this meant crafting a Grand Cru that balances precocious charm with the promise of long-term reward for fine wine investors.

 

Captured Essence: The Diverse Facets

The 2018 Chambertin Grand Cru echoes the vineyard's regal bearing. Its palate is a masterclass in harmony: red cherries and ripe strawberries are threaded with hints of damp earth and sweet spices, as fine tannins weave through like silk. The generous climatic conditions have endowed the wine with opulent fruit notes while preserving an enviable structure, ensuring that this vintage sits among the most coveted releases for connoisseurs and investors alike.

Lauded as one of the paramount custodians of Burgundy's spirit, Domaine Armand Rousseau has exceeded expectations. Their intimate understanding of Chambertin's terroir is reflected in this wine; they have nurtured its quintessence to full expression under the year's radiant skies.

 

Investment-Promising Elixir

The investment merit of the 2018 Chambertin Grand Cru is unquestionable. In a landscape where provenance and prestige dictate desirability, this wine is endowed with both. It stands as a liquid asset that promises to unfold beautifully over time—couched in sufficient structure for cellar-worthy potential yet possessed of an approachability that tempts immediate indulgence.

Radiating quality and rarity, the 2018 Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau poises itself as a formidable addition to any fine wine portfolio—an offering that stands tall within an acclaimed lineage, set to mature gracefully for years to come.

Current market price

$50,040.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

1879.38

Scores and tasting notes

95-97

The most introverted cuvée in the cellar when I visited was the 2018 Chambertin Grand Cru, a deep and brooding wine that unwinds in the glass with aromas of ripe berry fruit, plums, rose hips and orange rind, framed by creamy new oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied, velvety and layered, with superb concentration and broad structural shoulders. This is a muscular Chambertin that it will be exciting to revisit from bottle, and I expect it will gain considerably from its second winter in barrel.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 9 January 2020

Vintage performance