Domaine Armand Rousseau   Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru

2017 Chambertin Clos-de-Beze Grand Cru

By Domaine Armand Rousseau

The 2017 Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau

Within the echelons of Burgundian excellence, the 2017 vintage from Domaine Armand Rousseau commands a hushed reverence—reflecting a harmonious interplay of tradition and the year's unique providence. This production of Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru in particular, triumphs as a compelling exemplar of both its lineage and the distinct climatic conditions it has transcended.

 

An Epoch of Graceful Power

The 2017 iteration unfolds as one where poise meets intensity—a vintage borne out of a growing season that skilfully sidestepped extremes. Generous spring budding prefaced a temperate summer, sparing the delicate Pinot Noir fruits from hydric stress, endowing the berries with an even-keeled maturation that would later unfold in layers of complexity within the glass.

 

Meticulous Craftsmanship Meets Climatic Finesse

At first blush, this Grand Cru beguiles with a vivacious ruby hue, tenderly unmasking the expert craftsmanship of Domaine Armand Rousseau. The nose is adorned with fragrant bouquets of ripe cherries and blackcurrant, elegantly laced with a whisper of sweet spice and earthy undertones—a homage to the minerally rich terroir.

The palate is rewarded with flawlessly structured tannins that convey the wine's aristocratic heritage. Distinctive flavours meld—dark fruits mélange with whispers of anise and clove, dappling the taste buds before yielding to an enduring finish that reverberates with hints of dark chocolate and cigar box—a tapestry woven from the fabric of an exceptional vintage.

 

A Wise Consideration for Connoisseurs and Investors Alike

The astute wine investor will discern in the 2017 Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau an offering ripe for both cellarage and eventual uncorking. With proper stewardship this vintage promises maturation potential that could rival even its most lauded antecedents.

In sum, this exquisite potion stands as one of the defining outputs from Domaine Armand Rousseau, encapsulating an unparalleled synergy between graceful power and finesse. For those on the pursuit of oenological magnificence, or simply seeking a judicious expansion to their investment portfolio, this 2017 Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru heralds as an unmissable treasure.

Current market price

$52,230.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

2406.92

Scores and tasting notes

92-94

The 2017 Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru bursts from the glass with extroverted aromas of dark, plummy fruits that mingle with notes of chocolate, licorice, sweet oak spice, grilled meats and espresso. On the palate, it's full-bodied, rich and ample with broad shoulders, a generous core of fruit and more mid-palate amplitude and tannic bite than the Chambertin.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 4 January 2019

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