Domaine Armand Rousseau   Charmes Chambertin

2017 Charmes-Chambertin

By Domaine Armand Rousseau

2017 Charmes-Chambertin from Domaine Armand Rousseau, Burgundy, France

The 2017 Burgundian odyssey yielded wines of extraordinary finesse, and the 2017 Charmes-Chambertin from Domaine Armand Rousseau gracefully upholds this narrative. Domaine Armand Rousseau, with its long-standing reputation, orchestrates a marriage of tradition and precision that is eloquently expressed in this particular vintage.

 

Refined Elegance: A Collectable Vintage

Domaine Armand Rousseau has perennially been cast as a paragon within Burgundy, illustrating a deft balance between the intimate knowledge of terroir and innovative winemaking. As fine wine investors seek out portfolios with depth, vintages like the 2017 Charmes-Chambertin become essential keystones for their collectability and potential for maturation.

 

A Year Defined by the Elements

The 2017 vintage was shaped by a relatively warm year, saved by timely rains that underscored Burgundy's capacity for yielding wines with both richness and structure. This dichotomy is beautifully embodied in the glass, where each sip promises a compelling cornucopia of ripe, red fruits laced with an earthy nuance indicative of Charmes-Chambertin's hallowed terroir.

In the realm of thoughtful investment, where gratification often hinges on patient cellaring, the 2017 Charmes-Chambertin presents itself as an invaluable addition. It is a wine that entwines the potential for longevity with immediate allure – a duality rivetingly executed by Rousseau's masterful hand.

Allow this vintage to enchant your senses now or bestow upon it the gift of time – whichever path you choose, this eloquent exemplar from Domaine Armand Rousseau is poised to unfurl its layers in a symphony of complexity and grace.

Indeed, for enthusiasts poised to enhance their collection with a wine that captures the particular nuances of its vintage year while promising rewarding evolution, the 2017 Charmes-Chambertin from Domaine Armand Rousseau stands as an astutely judicious selection.

Current market price

$15,040.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

693.08

Scores and tasting notes

93

Rousseau's 2017 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru is showing nicely, wafting from the glass with inviting aromas of red berries, plums and peonies mingled with hints of cedar, raw cocoa and mandarin orange. Medium to full-bodied, supple and enveloping, it's soft and charming, with melting tannins and an ample core of fruit. Generous and demonstrative, like many 2017s it has picked up a bit of richness and depth in bottle.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 14 January 2021

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