Domaine Armand Rousseau   Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques

2002 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos-Saint-Jacques

By Domaine Armand Rousseau

2002 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos-Saint-Jacques from Domaine Armand Rousseau, Burgundy

The majestic 2002 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos-Saint-Jacques from Domaine Armand Rousseau is a triumphant cornerstone of Burgundian finesse and elegance. As the curtains draw back to reveal this consummate performance, it is evident that time has orchestrated a symphony of complexity and vibrance in this vintage.

 

Heirloom Fabric of the 2002 Vintage

One's palate cannot help but be enraptured by the kaleidoscopic amalgam of dark cherries, earthy truffles, and delicate hints of violet embroidered into the 2002 Clos-Saint-Jacques. The year itself was a harmonious fulcrum upon which nature balanced warmth and rain, gifting the grapes with an enviable ripeness deftly tempered by brisk freshness. Domaine Armand Rousseau, as always, paid homage to the fruit with its venerable winemaking philosophies, nurturing it towards becoming one of Burgundy's fine jewels.

 

An Oenophile's Treasury Note

In terms of wine investment, precious few vintages offer the assured confidence that the 2002 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos-Saint-Jacques brings to one's cellar. This vintage is discernibly a treasure trove for the astute collector and enthusiast alike - poised exquisitely at the cusp where maturity enriches character without sacrificing vibrancy.

Tasting notes reveal a wine that commands one's full attention: structured yet silky tannins lay the foundation upon which layers of ripe red fruits, seasoned by an undercurrent of minerality and a whisper of oak, dance enticingly. This exceptional bottle stands as testament to the inestimable potential that optimal climatic conditions can unlock under the stewardship of a revered producer like Rousseau.

In closing, one would be remiss not to acknowledge the extraordinary nature of this particular offering. The 2002 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos-Saint-Jacques from Domaine Armand Rousseau possesses a uniqueness that truly embellishes its distinction as one of Burgundy’s paramount investments – promising both a divinely sensory experience and a wise addition to any discerning portfolio.

Market price (GBP)

£22,580.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

1411.25

Scores and tasting notes

96

Tasted blind in Hong Kong, the Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques 2002 from Rousseau is just a sublime expression of the vineyard and the style of the domaine. The bouquet offers startling delineation with red cherries, crushed strawberry, wet limestone and rose petals. The palate is elegant and refined in keeping with the more understated style of the vintage, the acidity finely tuned and with a gradual crescendo of red berry and mineral notes that fan out in consummate fashion on the finish. It's just a beautiful wine that is now at a beautiful stage of its life. Irresistible!

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 April 2015

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