Domaine Armand Rousseau   Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru

2017 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru

By Domaine Armand Rousseau

2017 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau, Burgundy, France

In the pantheon of fine winemaking, the Grand Cru vineyards of Burgundy command a unique reverence, and Domaine Armand Rousseau stands among the venerated custodians of this hallowed terroir. The year 2017 in Mazis Chambertin was one where Nature's brushstrokes painted an eloquent vintage, underpinned by a relatively placid growing season that tempered the vines into delivering fruit of exquisite balance.

 

A Testament to Elegance and Poise

The 2017 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru represents a testament to the artistry and precision that elevate Domaine Armand Rousseau's stature in the world of fine wines. This particular vintage invites astute collectors and investors with its intricate layering and alignment with Burgundy's stellar reputation for age-worthy Pinot Noir.

 

Perennial Finesse Amidst Climatic Favour

The 2017 iteration of this storied Grand Cru is noteworthy for its regal poise underpinned by an ephemeral grace—that hallmark Rousseau elegance. A composure which is perhaps the fruition of a growing season less fraught with extremity than others, resulting in a wine that articulates its terroir with confident finesse. Dark berries mingle with whispers of earth and spice on the nose, whilst the palate unfurls symphonic tannins and a poised acidity that promises a formidable ageing potential.

For investors in fine wines, the 2017 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau transcends mere liquidity; it’s an asset that marries prestige with promise, emblematic of a vintage graced by favouring skies, judicious winemaking and the storied canvas of its Gevrey-Chambertin origins.

In summary, this compelling release encapsulates a moment in time for Domaine Armand Rousseau where destiny conspired to create a wine vested not only in immediate appeal but destined for long-term admiration—a sagacious addition to any serious collection.

Current market price

$13,630.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

511.88

Scores and tasting notes

96

Revisited from bottle, the 2017 Chambertin Grand Cru is showing beautifully, soaring from the glass with expressive aromas of sweet red berry fruit, smoked meats, coniferous forest floor, mandarin orange and peonies, framed by a deft application of cedary, spicy new oak. Full-bodied, sumptuous and enveloping, its velvety attack segues into an ample core of succulent fruit, concluding with a long and resonant finish. This is likely to be both deceptively approachable young and notably long-lived, offering a broad drinking window.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 14 January 2021

91-93

Wilder and more brooding, the 2017 Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru offers up notes of wild berries, dark chocolate, peonies and rich forest floor. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and supple with fine-grained, chalky tannins and persuasive energy and length.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 4 January 2019

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