Live Virtual Auction, 16 May 2021

Sold for

R 39 830
Lot 93
Armand Rousseau Père et Fils; Clos de la Roche; 1989; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 45 000 - 60 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 39 830

About this Item

Clos de la Roche, 1989
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

‘Some bricking at the rim. There is evident if not dominant sous-bois present on the spicy, earthy and slightly animale-suffused nose. The supple, delicious and quite round middleweight flavours possess a refined mouth feel before terminating in a sappy and lingering finish where a touch of backend warmth surfaces. While the Rousseau style is an elegant one I would describe this as unusually elegant for both the vintage and for what is typical for the Rousseau Clos de la Roche. In sum, this is a lovely if not truly sensational effort that is drinking perfectly now.’ - Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, 91/100 (Nov 2015)

Provenance

Private Client


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