Domaine Armand Rousseau   Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru

2002 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru

By Domaine Armand Rousseau

2002 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau, Burgundy, France

In the pantheon of Gevrey-Chambertin’s revered Crus, the 2002 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau radiates with its own distinctive lustre, significantly distinguishing itself from its chronological neighbours. This vintage emerged from a growing season marked by climatic serendipity, wherein warmth and rain courted the vineyards in harmonious sequence, yielding fruit of remarkable quality.


Legacy Encapsulated in a Singular Vintage

The wisdom of decades is often encapsulated in the ethereal realm of a wine’s vintage. Here, with the sabre-sharp precision characteristic of fine Burgundian craftsmanship, Domaine Armand Rousseau unveils a masterclass in lieu-dit nuance within this storied parcel of Mazis Chambertin terroir. There is a narrative told in layers: dark fruits, earthy undertones and an assured structure customarily found in Rousseau’s elixirs.


Terroir's Tune: A Harmony of Elements

The describe the 2002 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru as merely 'age-worthy' would be an understatement; it reveals itself gently over time, much akin to an unfolding tale of earth and element. Flecks of raspberry and cherry dance amidst truffled undertones, proffering an elegance that speaks both of its noble heritage and of a year when nature conspired to create conditions close to perfection.

Two decades on, what was once latent potential has culminated into a serene confluence of mature character. Fine tannins weave through the wine’s essence like delicate gossamer, hosting whispers of spice and game that attest to its transformative journey since bottling.

For the astute wine investor contemplating the 2002 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau as a portfolio addition, this vintage proffers not just a compelling Burgundian narrative but also an exercise in patience rewarded. It is one of the resplendent markers within Burgundy's viticultural tapestry, commanding discernment and respect through its evolved splendour.

In summation, appreciators and collectors alike shall find that this particular expression embodies a rarefied equilibrium; it is at once grounded yet lifted—evinced most evidently as notes of forest floor elevate towards ethereal aromatics with each savoured sip.

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Pine resin, sweet blackberries, and dark cherries are found in the nose of the 2002 Chambertin. Medium-bodied, its silky-textured character offers spice box, black raspberry, cherry, cassis, and notes of fresh herbs. This pure, noble, suave wine also possesses a prolonged, seamless finish that is loaded with additional layers of fruit. Corinne Rousseau stated that “it will age forever.” Projected maturity: 2008-2020. Importer: Frederick Wildman & Sons tel (212) 230-0929

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2004


The masculine, muscular 2002 Mazy-Chambertin offers aromas of dark fruits, spices, and cherries. Candied dark cherries are intermingled with meaty flavors in its firm, structured character. Sweet and concentrated, its tannic backbone reveals a hint of rusticity. Projected maturity: 2008-2015. Importer: Frederick Wildman & Sons tel (212) 230-0929

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2004

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