Domaine Armand Rousseau   Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru

1995 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru

By Domaine Armand Rousseau

1995 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau, Burgundy, France

As an observer of the magnificent ballet of viticulture across the decades, one cannot overlook the grace and complexity encapsulated in the 1995 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau. This particular vintage stands as a testament to the tenacity of Burgundy's terroir amidst the challenges posed by the climatic conditions of that year.


Investment-worthy Elegance

Collectors and investors prudently fixate upon Domaine Armand Rousseau for its unwavering commitment to capturing the essence of Burgundy's terroir. The 1995 vintage benefits immensely from this diligence, presenting itself as a pinnacle representation of fine wine pairing intrinsic character with age-defying potential. This esteemed vintage demonstrates an allure that steadfastly matures over time, earning its rightful place within any serious wine investment portfolio.


An Odyssean Vintage Journey

The year of 1995 presented challenges that seasoned vintners like Rousseau adeptly navigated, leading to a harvest that crafted wines of profound structure and longevity. The result in each glass of this Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru is an opulent bouquet of ripe dark fruit interwoven with hints of earthy truffle, sumptuous leather, and haunting spice notes, fostering an olfactory narrative that is uniquely compelling.

On the palate, one experiences a kaleidoscopic journey through dense yet meticulously polished tannins that deliver a stunning array of flavors. The symphony crescendos into a finish that lingers long with remarkable finesse, ensuring that each taste encourages thoughtful reflection on the wine's storied origins.

In the context of fine wine investment, this particular offering from Domaine Armand Rousseau secures its esteem with its exceptional balance, depth, and promise for continued evolution in the bottle. Clearly etching its place amongst other Burgundian legends, it expertly mirrors the resilience and adaptability embodied by Rousseau's winemaking philosophy.

Both connoisseurs and savvy investors will find that the 1995 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau offers not just a sip but a sojourn back to a climatically idiosyncratic Burgundy vintage; one which has fortified its legacy through sheer elegance and poise still resonant years hence.

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For some reason, this 1995 Chambertin is not quite firing on all cylinders, even though it is a lovely wine. It has a seductive bouquet with Morello, strawberry, a light marine influence and hints of Provencal herbs filtering through with time, though never quite achieving the bravura performance of the 1996 (for example.) The palate has a very fine lattice of tannins and perfect acidity, moderate weight in the mouth with beguiling symmetry, yet there is not the density of nobility of the succeeding vintage from Rousseau. Don’t feel guilty popping the cork now, but of course there is another ten years of pleasure for those who prefer to wait.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 October 2014


For those readers who prefer more masculine wines, the Mazis-Chambertin reveals a dark ruby color, aromas of minerals, and smoky, black fruits and a chewy, medium-bodied wine containing flavors of currants, underbrush and berries. 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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