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  • Country ranking ?

    869
  • Producer ranking ?

    20
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Lamb Stew with Spring Vegetables

The Story

Chambertin – Domaine Armand Rousseau

Chambertin gained a reputation from the patronage of Napoleon I, who is rumoured not to have drunk anything else and watered down his Chambertin with plenty of water. He favoured it at five to six years old and never drank more than half a bottle with a meal. When the ex-Emperor was exiled on St. Helena, he was forced to drink claret, since that was easier to ship to the isolated island.

The Rousseau Domaine was started at the beginning of the 20th century by Armand Rousseau who, at his majority, inherited several plots of vineyards in Gevrey Chambertin. The Domaine premises with the living house, the storing places, the cellars and the winery, are situated in the oldest part of the village, near the 13th century church.

From 1959, after Armand Rousseau's death, Charles Rousseau was at the head of a Domaine of 6 ha which he continued developing rapidly thanks to his great knowledge in oenology, and his experience, by acquiring new vineyards, especially in "Grands Crus" areas. He decided to turn principally towards export, and, after the USA where his father had already starting to sell his wines right after prohibition at the end of the 30's, he developed the exchanges first with Great-Britain, Germany, Switzerland, soon afterwards to all European countries, then to Canada, Australia, New-Zealand, Brazil, etc. and lastly Asia in the 1970’s.

His son Eric joined him at the beginning of the 1980's to take care more especially of the vineyards and the vinification. In 1993, Corinne, Charles's elder daughter, after many years of professional experience in export abroad and in France, came back to the Domaine and in her turn took in charge the commercial relationship with customers.

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Vintage 1993

Rousseau is the largest owner of Chambertin, with 2.55ha of a total 12.9ha. The vines are in four parcels that lie on a gently sloping mid-slope at an elevation of 275m to 300m, protected from the colder upper slopes and avoiding richer soils lower down. The subsoil is Bajocian limestone, and the topsoil varies, with pebbles and clay distributed to varying degrees. The holdings are the result of purchases from 1921 onwards, the most recent in 2009. Average vine age is around 60 years, and the density an exceptionally high 12,000 vines/ha.

Yields rarely exceed 30hl/ha here, kept low by hard pruning and debudding rather than green-harvesting – and a ruthless selection is made in the vineyard. At the winery, grapes are mostly destemmed, chilled to 15 ̊C, and left to macerate without temperature control for up to three weeks. Extraction is achieved initially by frequent pumpovers and subsequently by punching down the cap. After pressing, the juice is run off into 100% new barrels. The 1993 would have spent between 20 and 24 months in barrel, though current practice at the domaine is to leave the wine in wood for only 18 months.


 

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Full

nose

Intense

recommend

Yes

taste

Complex

Written Notes

There was only one flight of reds left for the day, and we started with a ‘rocket ship’ of a 1983 Rousseau Chambertin. This bottle was quite vigorous, so much so I thought it might be from 1990. There were great rose, vitamin, perfume, waterfall, mineral and red fruit aromas. This was high-pitched in every which way, and there was citrus and depth to its palate. Its acid uncurled like a cobra, and ‘raspberry smoothie’ and ‘perfect’ came from the crowd. Its saucy finish had the topic of ‘kissemura’ making a comeback. I have had good luck with 1983 Burgs, and this was a fantastic bottle (95).
  • 95p

Full, very vigorous colour. Lovely nose. Rich, full concentrated and classy. Full body. Lots of depth and real dimension. Very, very lovely. A great wine which is better than the 1990 and the 1995.

Information

Origin

Beaune, Burgundy

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Average

Fake factory

None

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 Clive Coates / MW, Wine Writer (France)  tasted  Chambertin 1993  ( Domaine Armand Rousseau )

Full, very vigorous colour. Lovely nose. Rich, full concentrated and classy. Full body. Lots of depth and real dimension. Very, very lovely. A great wine which is better than the 1990 and the 1995.

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Chambertin 1993  ( Domaine Armand Rousseau )

"There was only one flight of reds left for the day, and we started with a ‘rocket ship’ of a 1983 Rousseau Chambertin. This bottle was quite vigorous, so much so I thought it might be from 1990. There were great rose, vitamin, perfume, waterfall, mineral and red fruit aromas. This was high-pitched in every which way, and there was citrus and depth to its palate. Its acid uncurled like a cobra, and ‘raspberry smoothie’ and ‘perfect’ came from the crowd. Its saucy finish had the topic of ‘kissemura’ making a comeback. I have had good luck with 1983 Burgs, and this was a fantastic bottle (95)."

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