Burgundy & Champagne

Timed Online Auction, 2 - 12 June 2023

Champagne & Burgundy
About the Session

The wines of Burgundy and single vineyard Champagnes are produced in small quantities and command high prices. Rarely traded, mature bottles are even more rare in our small market.


  • Armand Rousseau Père et Fils; Charmes-Chambertin; 2011; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 30 000 - 60 000

About this Item

2011 Charmes-Chambertin
3 (1 x 3) 750ml

The family-run Domaine Armand Rousseau is one of Burgundy's oldest and most revered domaines. They own many Grand Cru plots in Gevrey-Chambertin as well as part of the highly sought-after Premier Cru Clos Saint-Jacques vineyard. Established in the early 20th Century by Armand Rousseau, the domaine initially owned small parcels throughout Gevrey-Chambertin. Over the next century, under both Armand Rousseau and his son Charles, who took over the reins in 1959, the domaine acquired various Grand Cru vineyards in Charmes, Mazis and Mazoyères-Chambertin, culminating in a plot in Le Chambertin itself in 1994. Careful winemaking, which allows for terroir-expression, the sparing use of oak and old vines, all make for elegant and pure wines that are built for long ageing.

Critics Ratings

‘Two-thirds Mazoyères. Oak is a bit more obvious at this stage because the fruit is lighter. Certainly charming but a tiny bit spindly at the moment. Certainly alive and fresh and with great integrity but not as impressive today as the Cazetiers.’ - Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, 17/20 (Nov 2012)

‘Red stone fruits, plums, menthol, rose petals and spices take shape nicely in the 2011 Charmes-Chambertin. In 2011, the Charmes-Chambertin is a bit savory and herbal, but it otherwise shows lovely balance and terrific overall depth in a pliant, mid-weight style that is best enjoyed over the next 10-15 years.’ - Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 91/100 (Mar 2014)

Provenance

Private Client

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