Domaine Armand Rousseau   Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru

1999 Chambertin Clos-de-Beze Grand Cru

By Domaine Armand Rousseau

1999 Chambertin Clos-de-Beze Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau, Burgundy

As one tastes the 1999 Chambertin Clos-de-Beze Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau, they are transcended into the very heart of Burgundy's profound vinicultural elegance. This particular vintage stands as a paragon among its brethren for its exceptional balance and complexity, characteristics that connoisseurs and investors alike should note with keen interest.


Detailing A Vintage of Distinction

Crafting a narrative for the much-celebrated 1999 vintage from Domaine Armand Rousseau demands an appreciation for the weather patterns that preceded this wondrous creation. The growing season in Burgundy that year yielded to a harvest brimming with promise. The result within this exalted bottle reflects a meticulous relationship between the terroir and the dedication of the vignerons. The vintage is acclaimed not only for its structure but also for the seductive fruit maturity that bespeaks the climatic generosity of the year.

The 1999 Chambertin Clos-de-Beze Grand Cru vibrates with an intensity born of ripe red cherries and nuanced by complex earthy tones, as if to express tales of the ancient limestone beneath its roots. It entwines this with subtle undercurrents of spice and floral elegance, truly articulating the pedigree of its terroir.


A Harmony for Investment Palates

The evolution in bottle of this Grand Cru has bolstered its stature as one of the most collectable vintages from Domaine Armand Rousseau. Displaying both finesse and profundity, it reveals an alluring texture coupled with tannins that offer a canvas smoothly drawn out over time. As a treasure in any investor's portfolio, its patina improves incessantly, hinting at unwavering promise for future gratification.

Devotees of Burgundian excellence will find this 1999 vintage lustrous encapsulation of everything there is to cherish about Domaine Armand Rousseau's expression of Chambertin Clos-de-Beze. There is an intimate immensity in each sip – a noble whisper from the storied slopes whispering secrets of triumphs past and futures assured.

In conclusion, the 1999 Chambertin Clos-de-Beze Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau represents not merely a beverage but an investable artefact, persistent in its capacity to enchant now as it will in future decades.

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The medium to dark ruby-colored 1999 Chambertin Clos de Beze has a beguiling perfume of red cherry and violet. It is medium to full-bodied, elegant, and unctuously textured. This juicy, sweet red cherry, currant, and raspberry-flavored wine has impeccably ripened tannins detectable in its exceptionally long and delineated finish. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2012. Importer: Frederick Wildman & Sons, New York, NY; tel. (212) 355-0700.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 30 August 2001

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