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.


Sold for

ZAR 29 313
Lot 20
  • Armand Rousseau Père et Fils; Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques; 2004; 2 (1 x 2); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 30 000 - 50 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 29 313

About this Item

2004 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques
2 (1 x 2) 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

‘An equally fresh if perhaps not quite as ripe nose of red fruit and mineral-infused aromas of surpassing complexity introduce delicious, intense and slightly firmer medium full flavors that culminate in a subtly persistent finish. This is refined and exceptionally pure and while it is on the lighter side, the focus, detail and precision is extremely impressive. Like the Ruchottes, this trades on elegance and refinement yet there is no lack of flavor authority despite the absence of raw size and weight.’ – Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, 92/100 (Jan 2007)

‘Medium cherry-red. Perfumed, precise nose shows a mineral pungency to go with the red cherry, raspberry and spice aromas. Sweet, juicy and tightly wound, with more obvious acidity and oak influence than the foregoing samples. This is very suave and subtle-exactly the kind of wine that's overlooked in competitive tastings. Finishes with restrained sweetness and sneaky persistence, with suggestions of vanilla and caramel. This very refined, vibrant wine really calls for five or six years of patience.’ – Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, 91+/100 (Mar 2007)

‘Not especially deep ruby. Complex nose with some jewel-fruit excitement. Sweet, spicy and with no awkward corners. Thoroughly well knitted and balanced, but with quite prominent acidity still. Rather a racy wine but it should have quite an exciting life ahead of it. Lots of electricity!’ – Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, 17.5/20 (Aug 2007)

Provenance

Private Client

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