2014 Armand Rousseau Charmes Chambertin

- 750 ml
96
WS
Availability: In Stock
$525.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
90732-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

Notes of dusty cherry, currant and leafy underbrush are the highlights of this tightly wound red, which is not giving much today, yet there is a center of sweet berry fruit. The fine aftertaste is fresh and resonant, with refined tannins. Best from 2022 through 2040. 115 cases imported.

Wine Spectator | 96 WS
(Charmes-Chambertin- Domaine Armand Rousseau) The 2014 Charmes-Chambertin from Domaine Rousseau may compete favorably with the 2005 and 2010 versions here, which remain the single finest young vintages of this bottling I have ever tasted from the domaine. The 2014 is a stunning young example, delivering a superb constellation of sappy black cherries, plums, fraises du bois, mustard seed, espresso, beautiful soil tones and just a touch of cedar in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and of course, sappy at the core (this is a 2014 Rousseau wine after all!), with exceptional focus and grip, lovely complexity, ripe tannins and outstanding length and grip on the tangy and very, very soil-driven finish. A brilliant bottle of Charmes. (Drink between 2025-2075)

John Gilman | 94 JG
Elegant and attractively perfumed aromas speak of red cherry, rose petal, spice and sandalwood nuances. The detailed and highly energetic medium-bodied flavors possess a sleek, even silky mouth feel before culminating in a lingering and ever-so-mildly austere finale. This well-balanced and understated effort is really quite lovely and should drink reasonably well after only 7 to 8 years of bottle age yet repay a dozen plus.

Burghound | 93 BH
(60% Mazoyères and 40% Charmes, combined when the wine goes into barrel): Bright medium red. Brambly aromas of redcurrant, minerals and dried flowers. Tighter in the mouth than the premier crus here, showing less charm and early sweetness but noteworthy intensity and a firm shape. More minerals, dried flowers and earth than primary fruit. Charmes is never an opulent wine here, noted Rousseau, who pulled up some of his "tired old vines" after the 2011 harvest for replanting. Finishes firmly tannic but not dry. Not at all a feminine style of Charmes, no doubt owing to the high percentage of Mazoyères fruit.

Vinous Media | 90-92 VM
Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, the 2014 Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru has a slightly diffuse bouquet at the moment with redcurrant and raspberry fruit, quite effervescent and vigorous. Touch of brettanomyces? The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. There is just a touch of chewiness, although it is balanced and will soften with time. It closes in a little toward the pastille-like finish. When this was revealed as Armand Rousseau, I was as surprised as the other tasters in the room that were mostly nonplussed by this Charmes-Chambertin. I put a question mark next to my score, and hopefully another bottle will show as well as it did from barrel. Tasted September 2017.

Robert Parker Neal Martin | 90 RP-NM

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Availability In Stock
Vintage 2014
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer A.Rousseau: Red wine enthusiasts should be familiar with the name Domaine Armand Rousseau by now. They're one of the most reputable wineries in all of Burgundy, a region that already seems filled to the brim with exceptional talent. They exclusively use Pinot Noir to create red wines that are so exceptional, so utterly awe-inspiring, few other regions could ever hope to witness such mastery. The vintners hold a respectable perfectionistic attitude, and it shows in the quality of their work, as every bottle can stun and amaze even the harshest of critics. The flavor is pure, with an intensity, you could write poetry about. Each sip is individually almost overwhelming, yet they flow into one another like it's a continuous pour. There are many subtleties and, much like with a piece of classical music, you can find new notes and moments every time you consume the wine.
Rating 96 WS
Region Burgundy: Situated just west of the beautiful river Saone, the hills and valleys of Burgundy stand as they have stood since medieval times, and you can almost hear the cheerful chatter of vineyard workers from miles away. Indeed, France's identity in the world of wine would be incomplete without the inclusion of Burgundy and its many viticultural achievements. Every little sub-region of the area boasts a unique soil composition, which, when combined with the area's climate conditions, creates an incredibly diverse and appealing selection of fine wines. Every new bottle is an adventure of its own, and a snapshot of its birthplace. You could spend years sampling great Burgundian wines, and you would still have a lot to learn, which is what makes the region so compelling for veterans and novice wine lovers alike. No matter what your taste in wines may be, there is a winery in Burgundy that could mesmerize your mind and make your senses scream with joy. And what better way to spend a comfy summer afternoon with your friends and family than with a classy bottle from some of the region's most reputable wineries? From the noble slopes of Cote d'Or to the flatlands near various settlements, let us help you on your journey as we explore Burgundy's most delicious and renowned wines.
Type of Wine Burgundy Red: If you have a craving for some beautiful, mind-expanding Pinot Noir, few regions can match the talent and consistency of Burgundy. The grape almost seems like it evolved for this very region, and its essence will stimulate your senses and arouse your imagination. Drink deep and experience almost spiritual enlightenment.
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Varietal Pinot Noir: Pinot Noir is possibly the most versatile red grape when it comes to the ways it's been used over the years. From red wines to sparkling wines and beyond, there aren't many places where you can avoid hearing about it, and for a good reason. It's often easy to spot a bottle of Pinot Noir simply by the pale, translucent color, which transitions into a shade reminiscent of old-timey brickwork, adding a lovely dash of country charm to an already awe-inspiring drink.
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