Domaine Armand Rousseau   Chambertin Grand Cru

1990 Chambertin Grand Cru

By Domaine Armand Rousseau

1990 Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau, Burgundy, France

The heralded 1990 vintage from Burgundy remains a beacon of opulence and finesse, particularly the Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau. This vintage stands prominently amongst its peers, offering a remarkable testament to the estate's prowess and the region's climatic perfection for that year.

 

A Vintage Crowned by Nature

1990 in Burgundy was one of those magical years where nature conspired to bestow vineyards with near-idyllic conditions—a milder winter, a warm but not too hot summer, and a well-timed, gentle rain just before harvesting. It fostered a natural balance in the Chambertin vineyard that translated directly into the grapes elegantly ripened on the vine.

 

A Tasting Chronicle of Elegance

Taking a measured sip of the 1990 Chambertin Grand Cru reveals an olfactory tapestry that is at once complex and harmonious. A rich bouquet inundated with black cherries, truffles, and a whisper of earthiness suggests an undercurrent of minerality that evokes the esteemed terroir of Chambertin. The palate is blessed with sumptuous layers of fruit and spice, interwoven with a silken texture that has become more pronounced with age. The finish—prolonged and substantive—insists upon contemplation of each nuanced note.

Domaine Armand Rousseau's mastery in capturing the essence of such an exceptional growing season is reflected keenly in this offering. Every purchase of this wine is not merely an acquisition of liquid history but also an astute addition to any fine wine investment portfolio.

 

Connoisseur Considerations

The 1990 Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau transcends typical Burgundy profiles with its exquisite strata of developed yet vibrant flavours. For connoisseurs seeking to enhance their collection or investors aiming to diversify their holdings with significant vintages, this Chambertin is one of the benchmarks for exceptional wines from the Burgundy region. Its remarkable state of preservation indicates both immediate delectability and potential for further ageing—characteristics esteemed in the rarefied air of fine wine investment.

Market price (GBP)

£51,660.00

12x75cl

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