Live Virtual Auction, 16 May 2021

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R 45 520
Lot 89
Armand Rousseau Père et Fils; Chambertin; 1993; 1 (1 x 1); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 50 000 - 80 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 45 520

About this Item

Chambertin, 1993
1 (1 x 1) 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

'It has been four years since I last tasted the Chambertin from Rousseau and if anything, the wine has continued to improve since then. The bouquet is more feminine and mannered than the Clos-de-Beze with scents of wild strawberry, raspberry, hints of wild mushroom and truffle that gain more and more intensity the longer it remains in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied but delivers a crescendo of flavors: raspberry preserve, Cepes, hints of tobacco and dried herbs. It fans out gloriously like a huge wave breaking upon a shoreline, and the persistency is the best of the three Rousseau ’93 tasted alongside. While it is not as magisterial as the 1996, it has both class and something slightly feral and rustic. Sublime. Tasted August 2013.' - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 96/100 (Oct 2013)

'Superb. Full ample spread of autumnal aromas was followed by seriously rich, intense fruit, some slight gaminess but overall beautifully refreshing on the finish. Utterly complete. Such vitality.' – Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com, 19,5/20 (Nov 2015)

Provenance

Private Client


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