Domaine Armand Rousseau   Charmes Chambertin

2001 Charmes-Chambertin

By Domaine Armand Rousseau

2001 Charmes-Chambertin from Domaine Armand Rousseau, Burgundy

The distinction of the 2001 Charmes-Chambertin from Domaine Armand Rousseau is a remarkable testament to the resilience and charm of Burgundy's terroir. With a vintage that stands as a declaration of finesse in a year ripe with potential climatic pitfalls, this offering speaks to the winemaker's adroitness in framing exceptional wines even when nature challenges.


Masterful Expression of an Underrated Vintage

Far too often, the 2001 vintage throughout Burgundy is eclipsed by the heralded years that preceded it. Yet, for those well-versed in the subtle interplays of soil, vine, and climate, the 2001 Charmes-Chambertin from Domaine Armand Rousseau emerges as one of the more intriguing prospects for fine wine investors. It is this year's idiosyncratic climate that yielded a more nuanced expression of the terroir.


Intimately Crafted, Investment-Worthy

In the glass, this wine unfurls with grace, presenting a synchronized ballet of ripe red fruits and an earthy undercurrent that sings of Charmes-Chambertin's distinctive Gevrey character. The tannins reveal themselves with maturity; well-integrated yet purposefully embracing boldness without breaching overextraction - a fine parallel to the firm but gentle hand needed to guide such a precarious year to vinous victory.

Subtleties in structure dovetail beautifully with the elegance of time-faded power, marking this wine as an eminently drinkable proposition, while still holding its ground as a formidable candidate for further cellar maturation. For collectors and investors alike, this vintage stands as a beacon of Domaine Armand Rousseau’s capacity to elicit profound depth and staying power from their parcels.

The 2001 Charmes-Chambertin from Domaine Armand Rousseau exemplifies what can be achieved when time-honoured viticultural passion meets the challenges of an unpredictable season. A judicious selection for any serious investor’s portfolio, it offers both an alluring narrative and a splendid testament to the calibre achievable in Burgundy's hallowed soils.

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