Domaine Armand Rousseau   Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru

1999 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru

By Domaine Armand Rousseau

1999 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau, Bourgogne, France

In the illustrious tapestry of Burgundian wine, the 1999 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau represents a particularly bright and compelling thread. This vintage stands as a testament to the harmonious serendipity of climate and craftsmanship—a beacon for fine wine investors and connoisseurs alike.


A Vintage That Commands Attention

As the 20th century drew to a close, the vineyards of Burgundy were bestowed with an abundance of climatic blessings; the 1999 vintage in particular offers a snapshot of near-perfection. It is this year's offering that underlines why Rousseau's skill in teasing out the nuanced subtleties of terroir is heralded as one of Burgundy's most invaluable assets.


Characteristics Elevating Investment Potential

The 1999 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru dazzles with its multi-layered complexity. One identifies an initially earthy base note that grounds the wine, subsequently lifted by a symphony of ripe red fruits and seasoned subtly by hints of his legendary spiced cherries - an enchanting aroma profile that both captivates and invigorates the senses.

The palate reveals seductive textures - a Rousseau hallmark - where tannins have melted into a silk tapestry, beautifully complementing a structured yet buoyant acidity. Such balance, thriving now over two decades post-harvest, suggests that investment in this Ruby-tinted elixir is not merely wise; it is essential for those serious about their collection. It is at once robust and ethereal, leaving an indelible impression upon those privileged enough to taste it.

For those adept at forecasting the promising trends in wine investment opportunities, this Grand Cru is poised to ascend further, in both acclaim and value. When reflecting on the myriad vintages from Domaine Armand Rousseau, it is clear that 1999 stands out distinctly—a vintage characterised by its exceptional poise and cellaring potential.


Concluding Thoughts on This Prized Vintage

To traverse the landscape of Burgundy's exceptional vintages is to understand fully the magnitude of what 1999 was for winemakers like Domaine Armand Rousseau. As a year that expressed itself through sublime viticultural conditions compounded by astute winemaking prowess, each bottle of 1999 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru continues to express profound depth and sophistication. For collectors and investors alike, securing allocations of this reverential creation promulgates not just ownership of enological artistry but an abiding legacy embedded within the realm of fine wine.

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Produced from 45-year-old vines, the 1999 Chambertin is medium to dark ruby-colored. It has super-ripe, talcum, and blackberry aromas that lead to a medium to full-bodied wine of outstanding depth. Loads of oak-laced black fruits can be found throughout its zesty, firm character. Projected maturity: 2004-2012. Importer: Frederick Wildman & Sons, New York, NY; tel. (212) 355-0700.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 30 August 2001


As Rousseau stated, his ruby-colored 1999 Mazis-Chambertin "has more flesh than the Charmes." It is medium-bodied and offers an excellent depth of super-ripe black fruit flavors. Its tannin-filled finish is ripe and ensconced in fruit. Drink it over the next 8-9 years. Importer: Frederick Wildman & Sons, New York, NY; tel. (212) 355-0700.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 30 August 2001

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