Domaine Armand Rousseau   Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques

1999 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos-Saint-Jacques

By Domaine Armand Rousseau

1999 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos-Saint-Jacques from Domaine Armand Rousseau, Burgundy

The 1999 vintage was a glorious year for Burgundian Pinot Noir, where conditions were almost allegorical in their parcelling of sunshine and rain. Among these, the 1999 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos-Saint-Jacques from Domaine Armand Rousseau emerges as a paragon of viticultural elegance and complexity, living testament to the heritage and poise this storied plot consistently offers.

 

The Pinnacle of Pinot Noir Prestige

At the close of the 20th century, Burgundy was blessed with an assemblage of circumstances that could have only been kissed by providence. The season gifted the 1999 Gevrey-Chambertin with a meticulous balance of ripe tannins and lucid acidity, forming a backbone for this wine that promises longevity and transformation. The aroma is a kaleidoscope of dark cherries and autumnal earthiness, intertwined with the whisper of truffle – a nod to its burgundy roots.

 

A Wine Worthy of Patience and Acclaim

The structure borne out of ’99 provides immunity against haste; indeed, this is a wine that matures with dignified grace. Each pour unfurls rarer chapters from its tome. It's not merely investment-worthy; it is an investment in sensory enrichment, bound to gratify those seeking to include such splendid vintages in their portfolio.

Rousseau's craftsmanship in the 1999 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos-Saint-Jacques is evident in each sip – a poise found only in truly exceptional years. To partake in this wine is to engage in conversation with time itself, a discourse that will evolve splendidly as years go by.

As we anticipate how the market will mature, much like the wines we cherish, opportunities to secure such vintages are diminishing. Investing in this time capsule from Domaine Armand Rousseau, is not merely wise but essential for connoisseurs to retain and enjoy a story steeped in enological acclaim.

Cultivated with care and destined for decanters of distinction, this is one varietal journey that veers towards vinous virtue. Entrust your palate to the 1999 vintage; a chapter you will relish recounting.

Market price (GBP)

£31,500.00

12x75cl

Highest score

91

POP score

2863.64

Scores and tasting notes

90-92

The dark ruby-colored 1999 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St.-Jacques has exuberant, sweet, blackberry fruit aromas. This medium to full-bodied wine has amplitude to its mouth-coating , black cherry, oak, and cassis liqueur flavors. It is velvety-textured, lively, and boisterous. Drink it over the next 10-11 years. Importer: Frederick Wildman & Sons, New York, NY; tel. (212) 355-0700.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 30 August 2001

Vintage performance