Domaine Armand Rousseau   Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques

1995 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos-Saint-Jacques

By Domaine Armand Rousseau

The 1995 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos-Saint-Jacques from Domaine Armand Rousseau, Burgundy

Unlocking the complexities and unique strengths of a particular vintage is akin to stepping into the past, where climate, terroir, and a winemaker’s deftness converge. Inspiration finds form in the storied 1995 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos-Saint-Jacques from Domaine Armand Rousseau, a wine that epitomises the seductive prowess of Burgundy's fêted vintages.


The Quintessence of '95: A Study in Elegance

The year 1995 is now enshrined as a period that gave us wines of exceptional balance and ageing potential; characteristics that remain engraved into the essence of this remarkable Gevrey-Chambertin. Domaine Armand Rousseau, widely regarded as a paragon of fine winemaking, crafted a nectar that deftly showcases the power coupled with finesse, unique to its prestigious parcel within the appellation.

The tasting journey emerges with an aromatic kaleidoscope of earthy truffles and summertime raspberries, rounded off by secondary notes of fine leather and dried violets—a testament to its splendid evolution. The palate reveals itself in graceful layers; succulent cherries intertwined with the autumnal opulence of sous-bois, all held together by a spine of refined tannins and an ethereal acidity that challenges the march of time.


An Investment in Liquid Artistry

Nurtured by skilled hands and hailing from one of Burgundy's most illustrious plots, the 1995 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos-Saint-Jacques represents not only a monumental drinking experience but also a wise capital placement for the discerning investor. Domaine Armand Rousseau’s unwavering commitment to expressing terroir through sustainable viticulture ensures that each bottle remains an artifact of oenological brilliance.

As years add layers to its already distinguished narrative, this wine continues to beguile collectors and enthusiasts alike—its investment allure only rivalled by its place among the pantheon of Burgundian legends.

In sum, this esteemed vintage from Domaine Armand Rousseau stands as a profound orchestrator of sensory enlightenment and tangible appreciation—a tangible asset worth both savoring and securing.

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Consistently of grand cru quality, the Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques is a breathtakingly great wine. Aromas of juniper berries, smoked bacon, spices and dark berries and gorgeously delineated flavors of fresh herbs, roasted duck, and crisp cherries are found in this complex, full-bodied wine. Structured and tannic, it requires 7 years of cellaring and will then provide outstanding drinking for 8+ years. This note is the result of tastings I did in Burgundy between January 7 and January 29. The wine was tasted from cask, not bottle. Pinot Noir, a fragile varietal, reacts poorly to fining, filtration, and careless bottling techniques, I recommend caution when considering buying a red burgundy based on cask samples. I called it as I tasted it, and hope the bottled wine reflects the quality of the samples I was provided. Importer: Frederick Wildman, New York, NY; tel. (212) 355-0700

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 26 June 1997

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