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Live Virtual Auction, 8 - 11 November 2020

A Private Single-owner Collection of Fine Wines

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ZAR 51 210
Lot 75
  • Armand Rousseau Père et Fils; Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques; 2007 - 2010; 4 (4 x 1); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 55 000 - 75 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 51 210

About this Item

2007 - 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques
4 (4 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.

Provenance

Private Client

Repackaged by Strauss & Co

Critics Ratings

2007

Drunk from double-magnum, Rousseau's 2007 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques is showing very well, bursting from the glass with an expressive bouquet of raspberries, red plums, raw cocoa, peonies, sweet soil tones and spicy new oak. Medium to full-bodied, supple and charming, it's an open-knit, expressive wine, its ample core of fruit framed by succulent acids and melting tannins. It's drinking very well already.’ – William Kelley, Wine Advocate, 93/100 (Jul 2020)

2008

The 2008 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques is an unusually warm, pliant 2008. The use of 80% new barrels here undoubtedly contributes to the wine’s open, generous expression of fruit. The Clos St. Jacques is a beautiful wine, even at this early stage. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038.’ – Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, 92/100 (May 2011)

‘A discreet touch of wood frames an aromatically fresh, ultra elegant, spicy and bright nose of intense pure pinot fruit, cherry and raspberry notes where both the spice and earth notes continue onto the delicious, rich and full-bodied flavors built on a base of concentrated minerality and stunning length. This is one classy wine that offers impeccable balance and a Zen-like poise. Drink 2023+.’ – Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, 93/100 (Jan 2011)

2009

The 2009 Clos St. Jacques is a rich, deeply pitched wine built on a serious core of dark red fruit, menthol, spices and licorice. Readers won’t find much of the early appeal of 2009 here, rather this is a wine built for the cellar. Layers of flavor build to a huge finish supported by considerable tannin. This intense, powerful wine is going to require quite a bit of patience. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029.’ – Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, 92/100 (Apr 2012)

‘Unusually for a Rousseau wine, this was moderately reduced and about the only aspect that could be discerned was the wood treatment. I found this doubly curious as a bottle tasted in 2016 was expressive, pretty and fresh with no reduction. Otherwise, the detailed and strikingly intense medium-bodied flavors coat the palate with dry extract that effectively pushes the still firm tannic spine to the background on the palate staining and beautifully long finish. This is arguably somewhat less elegant than it usually is but even so, it's still really lovely stuff. I would add that the sap is so generous that the '09 CSJ could actually be enjoyed now with air though there is obviously plenty of unrealized development potential remaining. Drink 2027+.’ – Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, 94/100 (Mar 2019)

2010

The 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques flows across the palate with fabulous depth and richness. Dark red fruit, licorice, smoke and exotic spices all come together in the glass, while the intensity of the fruit covers every corner of the palate. This huge, powerful wine will require considerable patience, but it is impeccable, not to mention stunning in its beauty. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045.’ – Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, 95-97/100 (Dec 2011)

‘Soft wood frames wonderfully fresh, airy, perfumed and beautifully complex aromas of red currant, warm earth, stone, crushed herbs and spice hints that exhibit just a hint of secondary development. The excellent depth of the nose continues onto the equally cool and brilliantly refined mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that possess outstanding depth of material and stunning length on the linear, focused and powerful finish. I would further note that this was quite closed at first and benefited enormously from the aeration. In sum, this is a strikingly beautiful CSJ that should live for a very long time. Tasted several times with consistent notes. Drink 2030+.’ – Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, 95/100 (Mar 2019)

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