Armand Rousseau

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Armand Rousseau: The Importance

Critics unilaterally acknowledge that some of the most definitive terroir expressions of Pinot Noir in Burgundy are produced at Domaine Armand Rousseau's winery.

 

This much is sure: The best among six grands crus and three premier crus chez Rousseau (meaning above all their Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Beze, Gevrey—Chambertin Clos St. Jacques, Ruchottes-Chambertin, and Clos de la Roche) are icons of Burgundy terroir,” writes Robert Parker, while Clive Coates MW refers to Rousseau as: “one of the small number of Burgundy estates to which I would unhesitatingly award three stars.”

 

It is the most renowned estate in Gevrey-Chambertin and for Antonio Galloni: “The Rousseau wines are distinguished by their extraordinary transparency to site and overall finesse, making this cellar a must-stop for Burgundy fans who want to understand the essence of Gevrey’s most important vineyards.”


Armand Rousseau: The Insight

Domaine Armand Rousseau’s reputation is inextricably intertwined with the prestige of Chambertin, where Rousseau owns more vines than any other grower. This is the most culturally emblematic red Burgundy vineyard, with one of the most distinctive and easily recognisable characters in every vintage. Noted as the only wine Napoleon ever drank in his time as Emperor, to overstate the sheer cultural significance of Chambertin would be impossible. For Clive Coates, “as far as Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Beze are concerned, you could even argue that there is Rousseau, and there are the rest. There are few finer domaines in the Cote d’Or than that of Armand Rousseau.”

 

With holdings throughout Gevrey, the domaine benefits from many other prestigious red Burgundy terroirs, such as the monopole of Clos des Ruchottes, which within the domaine has been treated as a flagship wine, producing excellent quality across vintages.  With 2.5ha of forty-year-old vines, Armand Rousseau owns more here than anyone else. The size of their holdings, combined with the domaine’s experience with the vineyard, which spans three generations back to 1921, goes some way towards explaining the wine’s critical acclaim and undisputed celebrity. To quote Robert Parker: “the three grands crus nearest the village of Gevrey – Ruchottes-Chambertin, Mazy-Chambertin (known by other growers as Mazis-Chambertin) and Clos de Beze – are uniformly superbly situated. First among equals is Clos de Beze, as demonstrated by the fact that wine grown here can be labelled simply Chambertin, but the converse is not permitted. Alluring scents of rose petal and liquorice over a base of deep black cherry are typical manifestations of these great sites."

 

Rousseau’s Premier Cru Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques vies with the Grand Cru Chambertin wines as the crown jewel in the vineyard collection. Though it is now ranked a Premier Cru, Jules Lavalle ranks this exclusive clos in Gevrey Chambertin as “Premiere Cuvée” in his 1855 classification of the vineyards of Burgundy, as does Camille Rodier in the subsequent classification of 1920, while modern commentators such as Clive Coates commend Clos Saint-Jacques as “the equal of a Grand Cru” both in price and quality. Rousseau is the largest holder in this important Premier Cru and that the Clos St Jacques is so often put forward as a candidate for promotion to Grand Cru status is largely down to the quality of the Rousseau bottling.

 

For the most part, demand for these wines is so strong that they are invariably allocated as opposed to being actively sold. Prices have risen steadily over the past decade, and there is no real reason to suggest that they will stop: the combination of rarity and outstanding quality is not without effect.
 

Armand Rousseau: The Background

Armand Rousseau assembled a remarkable collection of vineyards in the first quarter of the last century and was a pioneer in estate-bottling. Eric Rousseau took over after the death of his father Charles in May 2016, representing the third generation at the Domaine.  For many wine lovers Charles was a point of reference, having been the face of the Domaine since 1959. However, not much is set to change from a winemaking standpoint under the young Eric, though Clive Coates speculates that bottling dates may be moved forward by a few months compared to the past.

 

Practices have hardly changed in three generations, with triage exclusively in the vineyards (not the press house); the inclusion of whole clusters and stems; precocious malolactic fermentation; a reliance on older barrels; and an eventual light plaque filtration – this is red Burgundy as it should be.

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2017 Ruchottes Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2017 Ruchottes Chambertin Burgundy

£9,084.00
NEW
£9,084.00

2017 Mazy Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2017 Mazy Chambertin Burgundy

£6,489.00
NEW
£541.00

2016 Mazis Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2016 Mazis Chambertin Burgundy

£6,058.00
£6,058.00
£504.00

2016 Gevrey Chambertin Clos du Chateau Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2016 Gevrey Chambertin Clos du Chateau Burgundy

£6,389.00
£533.00
£1,065.00

2016 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

94.0

2016 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Burgundy

94.0
£11,484.00
£11,484.00
£5,740.00
£957.00

2016 Ruchottes Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

97.0

2016 Ruchottes Chambertin Burgundy

97.0
£8,613.00
£8,613.00
£4,307.00
Duty Paid £4,307.00
£718.00

2016 Clos de la Roche Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

94.0

2016 Clos de la Roche Burgundy

94.0
£6,171.00
£6,171.00
£3,086.00
£515.00
Duty Paid £515.00

2016 Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

95.0

2016 Chambertin Burgundy

95.0
£36,867.00
£36,867.00
£18,519.00
£3,086.00
Duty Paid £3,086.00

2016 Ruchottes Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2016 Ruchottes Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes Burgundy

£9,589.00
£4,793.00
£799.00
Duty Paid £799.00

2016 Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2016 Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques Burgundy

£4,684.00
£4,684.00
£2,343.00
£390.00
Duty Paid £390.00

2016 Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2016 Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers Burgundy

£5,434.00
£5,434.00
£2,716.00
£453.00

2016 Gevrey Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

90.0

2016 Gevrey Chambertin Burgundy

90.0
£2,445.00
£2,445.00
£1,222.00
£205.00

2016 Mazy Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2016 Mazy Chambertin Burgundy

£5,741.00
£478.00

2016 Chambertin Clos de Beze Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

98.0

2016 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

98.0
£35,274.00
£35,274.00
£17,712.00
£2,951.00
Duty Paid £2,951.00

2016 Charmes Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

94.0

2016 Charmes Chambertin Burgundy

94.0
£5,222.00
£5,222.00
£2,611.00
£435.00

2015 Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

89.0

2015 Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques Burgundy

89.0
£4,634.00
£386.00
Duty Paid £386.00

2015 Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

97.5

2015 Chambertin Burgundy

97.5
£31,124.00
£2,602.00

2015 Charmes Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

90.25

2015 Charmes Chambertin Burgundy

90.25
£5,345.00
£445.00
Duty Paid £445.00

2015 Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

90.0

2015 Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers Burgundy

90.0
£5,251.00
£438.00

2015 Chambertin Clos de Beze Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

97.5

2015 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

97.5
£26,600.00
£2,220.00

2015 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

94.67

2015 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Burgundy

94.67
£10,409.00
£867.00
Duty Paid £867.00

2015 Gevrey Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

88.25

2015 Gevrey Chambertin Burgundy

88.25
£2,308.00
£194.00

2015 Mazis Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

93.67

2015 Mazis Chambertin Burgundy

93.67
£7,081.00
£590.00

2015 Mazy Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

94.0

2015 Mazy Chambertin Burgundy

94.0
£5,845.00
£487.00

2015 Clos de la Roche Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

93.0

2015 Clos de la Roche Burgundy

93.0
£5,054.00
£421.00

2014 Chambertin Grand Cru Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2014 Chambertin Grand Cru Burgundy

£22,625.00
£11,328.00

2014 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

95.5

2014 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Burgundy

95.5
£10,695.00
£10,695.00
£5,348.00
£891.00

2014 Mazis Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

95.0

2014 Mazis Chambertin Burgundy

95.0
£4,146.00
£2,073.00
£346.00

2014 Clos de la Roche Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

93.5

2014 Clos de la Roche Burgundy

93.5
£5,352.00
£2,675.00
£446.00

2014 Mazy Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

93.0

2014 Mazy Chambertin Burgundy

93.0
£3,998.00
£333.00

2014 Ruchottes Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2014 Ruchottes Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes Burgundy

£4,975.00
£415.00

2014 Clos des Ruchottes Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2014 Clos des Ruchottes Burgundy

£5,058.00
£422.00

2014 Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

96.5

2014 Chambertin Burgundy

96.5
£20,195.00
£1,682.00

2014 Chambertin Clos de Beze Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

95.75

2014 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

95.75
£17,641.00
£17,641.00
£1,469.00

2014 Charmes Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

90.0

2014 Charmes Chambertin Burgundy

90.0
£4,779.00
£2,390.00
Duty Paid £2,390.00
£398.00

2013 Chambertin Grand Cru Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2013 Chambertin Grand Cru Burgundy

£20,195.00
£10,098.00

2013 Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

95.0

2013 Chambertin Burgundy

95.0
£17,841.00
£17,841.00
£1,486.00

2013 Gevrey Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

86.0

2013 Gevrey Chambertin Burgundy

86.0
£1,855.00
£82.00
£157.00

2013 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

94.83

2013 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Burgundy

94.83
£7,588.00
£7,588.00
£3,795.00
£1,897.00
£633.00

2013 Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

89.0

2013 Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques Burgundy

89.0
£3,076.00
£257.00
Duty Paid £257.00

2013 Mazis Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

94.0

2013 Mazis Chambertin Burgundy

94.0
£4,800.00
£399.00

2013 Charmes Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

93.0

2013 Charmes Chambertin Burgundy

93.0
£4,238.00
£2,119.00
£353.00

2013 Clos de la Roche Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

94.0

2013 Clos de la Roche Burgundy

94.0
£4,494.00
£4,494.00
£2,246.00
£374.00

2013 Chambertin Clos de Beze Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

95.0

2013 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

95.0
£14,474.00
£1,205.00
£1,422.00

2013 Mazy Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2013 Mazy Chambertin Burgundy

£3,690.00
£308.00

2012 Chambertin Clos de Beze Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

95.75

2012 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

95.75
£18,619.00
£1,552.00

2012 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

94.75

2012 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Burgundy

94.75
£14,780.00
£7,391.00
Duty Paid £7,391.00
£1,230.00
Duty Paid £1,230.00

2012 Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

93.0

2012 Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers Burgundy

93.0
£3,227.00
£270.00

2012 Mazis Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

94.0

2012 Mazis Chambertin Burgundy

94.0
£5,078.00
£2,539.00
£423.00

2012 Ruchottes Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

95.0

2012 Ruchottes Chambertin Burgundy

95.0
£6,771.00
£6,771.00
£564.00

2012 Gevrey Chambertin Cazetiers Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2012 Gevrey Chambertin Cazetiers Burgundy

£2,767.00
£232.00

2012 Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

91.0

2012 Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques Burgundy

91.0
£3,061.00
£256.00

2012 Gevrey Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

88.0

2012 Gevrey Chambertin Burgundy

88.0
£2,769.00
£1,385.00
£232.00
Duty Paid £232.00

2012 Clos de la Roche Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

92.75

2012 Clos de la Roche Burgundy

92.75
£5,783.00
£2,892.00
£482.00
Duty Paid £482.00

2012 Charmes Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

95.0

2012 Charmes Chambertin Burgundy

95.0
£3,061.00
£331.00
£357.00
Duty Paid £331.00

2012 Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

95.5

2012 Chambertin Burgundy

95.5
£35,566.00
£17,858.00
Duty Paid £17,858.00
£2,976.00
Duty Paid £2,976.00

2011 Chambertin Grand Cru Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2011 Chambertin Grand Cru Burgundy

£21,413.00
£10,712.00

2011 Gevrey Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

87.75

2011 Gevrey Chambertin Burgundy

87.75
£1,837.00
Duty Paid £155.00

2011 Chambertin Clos de Beze Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

95.0

2011 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

95.0
£16,777.00
£16,777.00
£8,389.00
£1,398.00
£1,422.00

2011 Ruchottes Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

94.0

2011 Ruchottes Chambertin Burgundy

94.0
£6,172.00
Duty Paid £1,543.00
£515.00
Duty Paid £515.00

2011 Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

94.5

2011 Chambertin Burgundy

94.5
£17,962.00
£8,982.00
NEW
£1,496.00
£1,519.00
Duty Paid £1,496.00

2011 Mazis Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

91.5

2011 Mazis Chambertin Burgundy

91.5
£4,264.00
£2,132.00

2011 Ruchottes Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2011 Ruchottes Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes Burgundy

£7,930.00
£3,964.00

2011 Clos de la Roche Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

91.25

2011 Clos de la Roche Burgundy

91.25
£4,757.00
£4,757.00
£2,379.00
£396.00
Duty Paid £396.00

2011 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

94.67

2011 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Burgundy

94.67
£7,299.00
£7,299.00
£3,650.00
£609.00
Duty Paid £609.00

2010 Chambertin Grand Cru Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2010 Chambertin Grand Cru Burgundy

£38,988.00
£9,792.00

2010 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2010 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St Jacques Burgundy

£17,630.00
£8,813.00

2010 Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

91.0

2010 Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers Burgundy

91.0
£3,569.00
Duty Paid £298.00

2010 Chambertin Clos de Beze Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

95.0

2010 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

95.0
£44,200.00
£44,200.00
£22,200.00
£11,105.00
£3,702.00

2010 Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

91.0

2010 Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques Burgundy

91.0
£5,664.00
£472.00

2010 Clos de la Roche Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

95.0

2010 Clos de la Roche Burgundy

95.0
£5,536.00
£461.00

2010 Mazis Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

95.0

2010 Mazis Chambertin Burgundy

95.0
£5,866.00
£488.00

2010 Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

97.0

2010 Chambertin Burgundy

97.0
£53,534.00
£26,867.00
£4,488.00

2010 Gevrey Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

89.0

2010 Gevrey Chambertin Burgundy

89.0
£2,795.00
£234.00

2010 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

96.0

2010 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Burgundy

96.0
£13,059.00
£1,088.00

2009 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2009 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St Jacques Burgundy

£17,135.00
£8,568.00

2009 Charmes Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

92.0

2009 Charmes Chambertin Burgundy

92.0
£4,848.00
£403.00
Duty Paid £403.00

2009 Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

91.0

2009 Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques Burgundy

91.0
£5,803.00
£5,803.00
£483.00
£430.00
Duty Paid £483.00

2009 Gevrey Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

90.0

2009 Gevrey Chambertin Burgundy

90.0
£2,448.00
Duty Paid £206.00

2009 Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2009 Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers Burgundy

£3,838.00
Duty Paid £320.00

2009 Chambertin Clos de Beze Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

94.0

2009 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

94.0
£26,661.00
£26,661.00
£2,226.00

2009 Clos de la Roche Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

94.0

2009 Clos de la Roche Burgundy

94.0
£5,688.00
£474.00

2009 Mazy Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

92.5

2009 Mazy Chambertin Burgundy

92.5
£5,048.00
£421.00

2009 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

92.0

2009 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Burgundy

92.0
£11,763.00
£11,763.00
£980.00

2009 Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

96.5

2009 Chambertin Burgundy

96.5
£29,975.00
£29,975.00
£2,505.00

2008 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2008 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St Jacques Burgundy

£9,671.00
£4,836.00

2008 Charmes Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

88.0

2008 Charmes Chambertin Burgundy

88.0
£4,712.00
£392.00
Duty Paid £392.00

2008 Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

94.17

2008 Chambertin Burgundy

94.17
£22,636.00
£1,888.00

2008 Clos de la Roche Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

90.17

2008 Clos de la Roche Burgundy

90.17
£4,614.00
£384.00

2008 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

92.33

2008 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Burgundy

92.33
£7,185.00
£598.00

2008 Ruchottes Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

94.0

2008 Ruchottes Chambertin Burgundy

94.0
£6,045.00
£503.00

2008 Chambertin Clos de Beze Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

93.5

2008 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

93.5
£18,098.00
£9,050.00
£1,507.00
£1,358.00

2008 Mazy Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

90.5

2008 Mazy Chambertin Burgundy

90.5
£4,307.00
Duty Paid £359.00

2007 Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

94.0

2007 Chambertin Burgundy

94.0
£20,505.00
£1,708.00

2007 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

93.0

2007 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Burgundy

93.0
£6,985.00
£582.00

2007 Chambertin Clos de Beze Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

95.5

2007 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

95.5
£17,666.00
£1,471.00

2007 Clos de la Roche Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

91.5

2007 Clos de la Roche Burgundy

91.5
£5,986.00
Duty Paid £2,992.00

2007 Charmes Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

90.0

2007 Charmes Chambertin Burgundy

90.0
£4,712.00
£392.00

2007 Clos des Ruchottes Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2007 Clos des Ruchottes Burgundy

£6,399.00
£533.00

2006 Charmes Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

89.33

2006 Charmes Chambertin Burgundy

89.33
£4,896.00
£4,896.00
£408.00

2006 Clos de la Roche Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

90.83

2006 Clos de la Roche Burgundy

90.83
£5,809.00
£2,904.00
£484.00

2006 Ruchottes Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2006 Ruchottes Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes Burgundy

£6,132.00
Duty Paid £511.00

2006 Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

87.5

2006 Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques Burgundy

87.5
£4,038.00
£2,018.00

2006 Chambertin Clos de Beze Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

93.67

2006 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

93.67
£15,384.00
£1,276.00
£1,639.00

2006 Mazy Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

2006 Mazy Chambertin Burgundy

£4,712.00
£392.00

2006 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

92.67

2006 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques Burgundy

92.67
£7,185.00
£598.00

2005 Chambertin Rousseau; Armand Burgundy

98.5

2005 Chambertin Burgundy

98.5
£38,145.00
£3,193.00
£3,337.00
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