Domaine Armand Rousseau   Chambertin Grand Cru

2016 Chambertin Grand Cru

By Domaine Armand Rousseau

2016 Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau, Burgundy, France

In the pantheon of Burgundy's illustrious vineyards, few names herald as much reverence as the 2016 Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau. This exceptional vintage is marked by the harmonious tensions that arise from a challenging growing season masterfully navigated; it stands as a testament to the tenacity of terroir and technique.

 

Precipitation and Patience: The Crafting of a Singular Vintage

A dynamic growing season beset with bouts of rain and cool temperatures during Burgundy's summer months served as prelude to an outstanding harvest. The grapes reaped the benefits of late sunshine, which catalysed robust ripening after cold spells relented, imbuing this 2016 Chambertin Grand Cru with a complexity forged from adversity.

 

Supple Strength: Tasting Notes for Sophisticated Palates

Upon first taste, the wine unfurls with layered aromas of black cherry and wild strawberry, underpinned by discrete hints of violet and damp earth—echoes of Chambertin's storied soil. The palate endows a vivid structure; balanced tannins embrace a core vibrant with fresh fruit nuances seamlessly giving way to a long, ethereal finish where subtle spices whisper tales of oak ageing and artisanal craft.

With sufficient decanting, this vintage reveals a multifaceted personality—a coalescence of power and poise synonymous with the greatest achievements of Burgundy. For fine wine investors, the 2016 Chambertin Grand Cru is an embodiment of potential: composed, yet brimming with depth, destined for magnificent evolution in years to come.

 

Elegance Enshrined: Investment Merits Reinforced

Commanding attention with its poised expression of terroir and vintage-specific character, the 2016 vintage is one deserving of contemplation for diversification within cherished portfolios. Affirming the status of Domaine Armand Rousseau as custodians of exemplary winemaking, this Chambertin Grand Cru epitomises both the resilience and rewards inherent in Burgundian viticulture.

As time will further unveil the distinguishing features of this emblematic vintage, enthusiasts and investors alike may find solace in its steady ascent to vinous excellence—a journey worthy of engagement.

Current market price

£34,300.00

12x75cl

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