Domaine Armand Rousseau   Charmes Chambertin

2013 Charmes-Chambertin

By Domaine Armand Rousseau

2013 Charmes-Chambertin from Domaine Armand Rousseau, Burgundy, France

The narrative of the 2013 vintages in Burgundy is one of overcoming adversity, and the 2013 Charmes-Chambertin from Domaine Armand Rousseau epitomises this triumph beautifully. A year marked by erratic weather patterns forced vigneron virtuosos to draw upon the depth of their experience; the result, in this case, is a testament to the tenacity and skill found at the renowned Armand Rousseau estate.


Weathering the Climate: A Testament to Terroir and Technique

In a year where Burgundy's climate threw challenges aplenty, Domaine Armand Rousseau showcased their exceptional aptitude for producing profound wines even under trying conditions. The 2013 vintage speaks voluminously of their intricate understanding of the terroir and their masterful vinification processes. It was a year where meticulous vineyard management was paramount, resulting in yields that emphasise quality over quantity – a philosophy that sits at the very core of fine wine investment.


A Distillate of Distinction: The 2013 Vintage Specifics

On the palate, the 2013 Charmes-Chambertin reveals its unique character through an ensemble of ripe red fruits entwined with earthy undertones, an attribute distinctly amplified by this challenging vintage. Delicate whispers of spice and refined tannic structure suggest an ageing potential that promises only to heighten these complexities. This is a wine that not only stands out for its current palate prowess but also for its potential future evolution.

Investors seeking wines with character shaped by their vintage should look no further than this offering. An exquisite representation of both winemaker artistry and nature's unpredictable canvass, the 2013 Charmes-Chambertin from Domaine Armand Rousseau serves as a beacon for investors who value the unique narrative each year brings to bottle. It is indeed one of those compelling stories written in vines and vintages that unfolds captivatingly in your glass.


In Conclusion

For connoisseurs and investors desiring to enrich their portfolios with a vintage illustrative of winemaking resilience and finesse, the 2013 Charmes-Chambertin from Domaine Armand Rousseau emerges as an enlightening choice. It reflects not just the collective narrative of a formidable year but also an opportunity to partake in the preservation and appreciation of such storied vintages as they mature gracefully into their destined elegance.

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Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru has a well defined and quite earthy bouquet, plenty of sous-bois character here, gently unfolding in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit, fine tannins and a harmonious, caressing finish that demonstrates assiduous use of new oak. Everything just seems to effortless in this delightful Charmes-Chambertin from Armand Rousseau. Tasted September 2016.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 November 2016

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