Domaine Armand Rousseau   Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru

2018 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru

By Domaine Armand Rousseau

2018 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau, Burgundy

The heart of Burgundy beats with an unwavering rhythm, offering a vintage like the majestic 2018 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru from the storied Domaine Armand Rousseau, a beacon of viticultural mastery. My connection with the wines from this revered domaine has been nurtured through decades of tastings, witnessing vintages come to life and mature into narratives full of depth and character.

 

A Testament to Terroir and Timing

The essence of the 2018 vintage in Burgundy is encapsulated by an extraordinary fusion of momentous weather conditions and astute winemaking. The growing season was marked by bouts of warmth and necessary rain, leading to grapes achieving optimal ripeness, while preserving vital acidity. This serendipitous balance is reflected in every glass of the 2018 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru.

 

Integrity in a Bottle: The Investment-worthy Profile of a Stellar Vintage

The layered complexity of this wine is immediately apparent, revealing sumptuous dark fruit entwined with an earthy spiciness and cedar undertones which speak to its inherent power. The profundity of flavour is orchestrated with hands that know the nuances required for supreme elegance in such a noble wine.

Tannins are well-integrated but promise longevity; investors should take heed, for this is a collector’s pièce de résistance that is bound to unfold beautifully over the coming years. Moreover, wines like this 2018 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Armand Rousseau underscore the wisdom of discerning portfolios that prioritise quality and pedigree.

In summary, the 2018 vintage delivers on its promise with a display of intensity and finesse. It is, without doubt, a compelling chapter in the anthology of Burgundy – one that captivates the palate and intrigues the mind. It stands as a testament to the investment potential residing within Cult Wine's carefully selected offerings.

Current market price

$15,990.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

736.92

Scores and tasting notes

92-94

Aromas of dark wild berries, raspberries, smoked meats, rich soil tones and espresso roast introduce the 2018 Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru, a full-bodied, lavishly textural wine that's more structured and muscular than the Charmes-Chambertin that preceded it, built around livelier acids and concluding with a longer finish. If the Charmes is more extroverted, the Mazy is deeper and more serious, built for the cellar.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 9 January 2020

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