Domaine Armand Rousseau   Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru

2001 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru

By Domaine Armand Rousseau

2001 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau, Burgundy

In the revered echelons of Burgundy's Grand Crus, the 2001 vintage of Mazis Chambertin from Domaine Armand Rousseau heralds a particular fondness amongst oenophiles and wine investors alike. The year was illustrious for its steady maturation period, coaxed by a gentle summer and a benevolent autumn, culminating in wines that articulate both complexity and vibrancy with grace.

 

A Confluence of Terroir and Time

The 2001 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru encapsulates the precise harmony of its esteemed terroir with the slow-paced ripening of its fruit. This vintage demonstrates the interplay between Rousseau's profound respect for traditional vinification and the indisputable merit of its time-honoured plots. Inviting inspection, one discovers layers upon layers: an aroma tapestry woven with threads of ripe cherries and earthy undertones, lined by a subtle, yet distinct, background of well-integrated oak.

 

Investment Calibre Defined

As an investment piece, this vintage stands confidently among its peers. Its impeccable provenance and storied lineage endorse it as one of the more sought-after collectibles from Burgundy. Domaine Armand Rousseau continues to command respect on the world stage, ensuring that this particular wine is pursued by those who appreciate not only extraordinary winemaking but also the value trajectory such distinctive bottles often take.

Upon tasting, the palate is greeted with a matured yet vivacious structure – an eloquent testament to the cellar-worthiness of this sophisticated nectar. Tannins have evolved to become silken companions to the evolved fruit core, revealing hints of spices and a lingering finish that speaks eloquently of its origin and journey through time.

In summation, the 2001 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau offers an exquisite portrait of the season's quiet majesty, paired with meticulous craftsmanship. It presents a connoisseur's opportunity to invest in a bottle where finesse meets longevity – a sublime addition to any distinguished cellar or investment portfolio.

Market price (GBP)

£10,290.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

686

Scores and tasting notes

95

Tasted alongside the 2001 Clos Saint Jacques, the 2001 Chambertin Grand Cru possesses an ethereal, floral bouquet of raspberry jam, Morello cherries, minerals and undergrowth, gaining in intensity all the time in the glass. The palate is very natural and refined, in no way a powerful Chambertin, rather one of finesse, grace and purity. Divine. Drink now-2026. Tasted January 2014.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 April 2014

Vintage performance