Domaine Armand Rousseau   Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques

2009 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos-Saint-Jacques

By Domaine Armand Rousseau

2009 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos-Saint-Jacques from Domaine Armand Rousseau, Burgundy

The near-mythical 2009 vintage in Burgundy presents itself lavishly with the Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos-Saint-Jacques from Domaine Armand Rousseau— a rendezvous for the connoisseur seeking finesse amidst power. My decades-long adoration for Burgundy's liquid tapestry finds yet another peak in this remarkable single vineyard offering.


A Vintage With Reverberating Opulence

When discussing a vintage as lauded as 2009, one should note the climatic generosity that bestowed upon the wines an endearing richness. This Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru, a result of forethought and Rousseau's vinicultural stewardship, captures the year's sunny benevolence in its intricate layers. A ripe, concentrated bouquet of dark cherries entwined with earthy undertones sets the stage for an act of pure Burgundian brilliance.


An Investment in Terroir-Driven Mastery

Anchored by Heritage and foresight endemic to Domaine Armand Rousseau, their management of the esteemed Clos-Saint-Jacques terroir produces an investment-worthy vinous artefact. This wine reveals an ever-unfolding dramatic structure with a tannic backbone, ensuring a formidable lifespan and undeniable prospective gain for investors savvy to this 2009 wonder.

It is with intrigue that we delve into its palate—a symphony of perfectly integrated tannins blending age-gained softness with inherent muscle. One uncovers essences of subtle truffle, hints of violet, and an earth-bound minerality that sparkles amidst its profound depth—a testament to its storied plot.

In summary, the 2009 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos-Saint-Jacques from Domaine Armand Rousseau elucidates a momentous year through liquid splendor. It is a triumphant display from Burgundy's halcyon days, an ideal choice for those desiring to diversify their portfolio with a wine that not only reminisces the past but promises an evolving future.

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The 2009 Clos St. Jacques is a rich, deeply pitched wine built on a serious core of dark red fruit, menthol, spices and licorice. Readers won’t find much of the early appeal of 2009 here, rather this is a wine built for the cellar. Layers of flavor build to a huge finish supported by considerable tannin. This intense, powerful wine is going to require quite a bit of patience. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029. Importer: Frederic Wildman & Sons, New York, NY; tel. (212) 355-0700

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 25 April 2012

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