Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Domaine Armand Rousseau 2017

RegionBurgundy
SubregionGevrey-Chambertin
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

While the wood treatment is certainly evident it remains reasonably subtle on the overtly cool and restrained nose that is markedly spicy with its broad-ranging combination of exuberantly fresh aromas of dark cherry, raspberry, rose petal, violet, plum and a suggestion of earth. There is excellent power and punch to the large-scaled flavors that are a combination of power and refinement while being blessed with an abundance of sappy dry extract that imparts a seductive quality to the mouthcoating, hugely long and firmly structured and chiseled finish. While the Chambertin appears to have a slight edge at this very early juncture due to having slightly better complexity, it's going to be interesting in 20 to 25 years' time to see which is the better wine!

Score: 96Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (77), January 2020

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