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Live Virtual Auction, 8 - 11 November 2020

A Private Single-owner Collection of Fine Wines

Sold for

ZAR 25 036
Lot 80
  • Armand Rousseau Père et Fils; Chambertin; 2008; 1 (1 x 1); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 25 000 - 40 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 25 036

About this Item

2008 Chambertin
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.

Provenance

Private Client

Repackaged by Strauss & Co

Critics Ratings

The 2008 Chambertin is rather delicate and almost ethereal in its seductive personality. This is another surprisingly open, expressive 2008. The tannins are elegant, while the wine’s balance is simply terrific. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038.’ – Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, 95+/100 (May 2011)

‘A still mildly toasty nose features remarkably dense yet elegant aromas of deeply pitched yet extremely cool and restrained red and blue fruit aromas that are nuanced by a broad range of earth, game and underbrush hints. There is an utterly beguiling purity to the relatively refined but muscular medium full-bodied plus flavors that are strikingly complex, vibrant and perfectly balanced before culminating in a gorgeously long finish. This is brimming with upside development potential and while it too will require plenty of patience, its class and grace are such that it can be enjoyed now though I would strongly counsel waiting. In a word, magnificent. Tasted thrice recently with consistent notes. Drink 2023+.’ – Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, 96/100 (Apr 2016)

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