2011, Armand Rousseau, Chambertin

Chambertin, Burgundy, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

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Score: 96

Drinking Dates: 2028+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 15-Jan-2014

This is completely different from the Bèze aromatically speaking as here the nose is brooding and recalcitrant and only aggressive swirling liberates fresh scents of spice, wet stone, game and dark berry fruits. There is outstanding richness to the powerful and impressively scaled flavors that possess an abundance of dry extract that imparts a velvety quality to the mid-palate while also buffering the tightly wound core of firm tannins on the driving mineral-inflected and hugely persistent finish. This is a stunner of a wine and one of the great wines of the 2011 vintage. 96/2028+