Domaine Armand Rousseau   Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru

2009 Chambertin Clos-de-Beze Grand Cru

By Domaine Armand Rousseau

2009 Chambertin Clos-de-Beze Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau, Burgundy

The 2009 vintage in Burgundy was one that combined the fruits of patience with a touch of serendipity, heralding wines that were destined to stand as a testament to the year's generous climatic benevolence. In this symphony of vintages, the 2009 Chambertin Clos-de-Beze Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau strikes a particular chord for collectors and investors alike.


A True Reflection of Terroir

With optimal ripening conditions and a timely harvest, the land’s intrinsic narrative whispered through each cluster of pinot noir grapes. The 2009 offering encapsulates this conversation between earth and vine with a finesse that is emblematic of Rousseau's mastery over its craft. The resultant wine is a reverie of complex aromas, with an undercurrent of ripe cherries and a hint of rose petal, complemented by a subtle, yet insistent, mineral spine.


A Vintage to Captivate the Senses

On the palate, Rousseau's 2009 Chambertin Clos-de-Beze Grand Cru unfurls like a carefully restored tapestry of luxury. Tertiary undertones dance alongside a vibrant freshness — perhaps an ode to the exceptional halcyon days preceding the harvest. The tannins have matured, gracious now in their firmness, allowing astute investors to deliberate upon the ideal window for unfurling this vinous treasure.

For those discerning enough to decipher its message, the 2009 vintage carries whispers of intimacy from the Grand Cru vineyard's storied soil. Its intricate lacework of flavours showcases not just a moment in time but an ongoing story—one which continues to evolve within its chiselled frame.


A Coveted Asset in One's Portfolio

As I share these musings on one truly articulate wine, I envision it nestled within cellars as both cornerstone and showpiece—an investable commodity where appreciation extends beyond mere fiscal ascent. Decant a glass and marvel as it tells its tale; should you wish for your senses and assets to converge upon something extraordinary, look no further than Domaine Armand Rousseau's 2009 Chambertin Clos-de-Beze Grand Cru. It remains one of the region's eloquent expressions and an exemplar amongst collectable vintages.

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The 2009 Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru from Rousseau is a comparatively extroverted, baroque rendition of this wine, and its bouquet is already relatively forthcoming, wafting from the glass with fragrant notes of wild strawberry, black cherry, woodsmoke, loamy soil, grilled meat and soy. On the palate, the wine is richly textural, three-dimensional and complete, with an ample core of fruit, supple tannins and extravagant breadth. Rousseau's decision to harvest relatively early, however, seems to have been vindicated by vibrant acids and fruit that remains juicy and succulent, despite all its sumptuousness.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 31 January 2018

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