Rousseau Chambertin 2017

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
JG 98
WS 98
JM 96-98
V 96-98
FWR 96-98
AM 97
Item # 335250

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750ml
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98+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2017 Chambertin from Domaine Rousseau is a magical wine. Recall that this was far more heavily-frosted in 2016 than was the case with the Clos de Bèze, so the pent up energy in the vines was channeled into great depth and concentration in the 2017, due to the Rousseau family reining in the yields earlier in the season. The perfumed nose soars from the glass in a complex blaze of plums, cherries, raspberries, grilled meats, cocoa powder, a glorious base of soil, woodsmoke and a suave foundation of nutty new oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and beautifully sappy at the core, with stunning soil signature, fine-grained tannins and a very, very long, very complex and utterly refined finish. I love the sense of reserve this wine shows on the palate right now, despite it being utterly seductive aromatically in its youthful grandeur. A brilliant wine in the making! 2032-2100. (Nov/Dec 2018)"

98 points Bruce Sanderson (Wine Spectator): "Succulent cherry, raspberry and rose aromas and flavors are framed by vanilla and toasty oak in this majestic red, which is concentrated, yet lithe and fruity, with an intense sappiness to the texture. Beautifully balanced and long, this soars on the complex, mineral-infused aftertaste. Best from 2025 through 2050. 150 cases imported. (5/31/21)"

96-98 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Plenty of depth of colour, the nose is very backward – not that there is nothing here but it is all in reserve, then along comes the fruit, a delicious subtlety along with the concentrated elegance. Quite linear, wood showing its paces, deep raspberry fruit with some alpine strawberry, nothing black here. Fine balanced long finish. So much in reserve though. (Nov 2018)"

96-98 points Neal Martin (Vinous) "The 2017 Chambertin Grand Cru has an extraordinarily detailed and intense bouquet with a cornucopia of vibrant red cherries, crushed strawberry, cranberry and stony aromas, the latter becoming more and more intense with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with impressive body and depth. It is beautifully balanced with svelte tannin, velvety smooth with ample red fruit and spicy finish that lingers for 60 seconds in the mouth. Noble and aristocratic - just as Chambertin ought to be. Drink: 2022-2045. (Jan 2019)

96-98 points Fine Wine Review: "The Chambertin is spicy in the nose. The mouth, too, is spicy with breadth, length, depth, and complexity. It is a seamless wine with density and concentration. (3/18/19)"

97 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(2.55 ha; 100% new wood). Discreet wood is present on the ultra-fresh and incredibly spicy though even more restrained nose that reflects notes of red berries, the sauvage, earth, floral and exotic tea wisps. The gorgeous mouthfeel of the imposingly constituted and admirably concentrated flavors is one of contrasts as the mid-palate is quite supple yet the powerful, driving, austere and muscular finish is robust, serious and austere. This almost painfully intense wine is jaw droppingly good and somewhat curiously relative to how the Chambertin and the Clos de Bèze typically show at this stage, the Chambertin is the flashier of the two. We'll see in time though as it's usually the Chambertin that goes into a shell only to emerge 20+ years later. Be that as it may, today this is a genuine 'wow' wine. Drink: 2037+. (Jan 2020)"
98+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2017 Chambertin from Domaine Rousseau is a magical wine. Recall that this was far more heavily-frosted in 2016 than was the case with the Clos de Bèze, so the pent up energy in the vines was channeled into great depth and concentration in the 2017, due to the Rousseau family reining in the yields earlier in the season. The perfumed nose soars from the glass in a complex blaze of plums, cherries, raspberries, grilled meats, cocoa powder, a glorious base of soil, woodsmoke and a suave foundation of nutty new oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and beautifully sappy at the core, with stunning soil signature, fine-grained tannins and a very, very long, very complex and utterly refined finish. I love the sense of reserve this wine shows on the palate right now, despite it being utterly seductive aromatically in its youthful grandeur. A brilliant wine in the making! 2032-2100. (Nov/Dec 2018)"

98 points Bruce Sanderson (Wine Spectator): "Succulent cherry, raspberry and rose aromas and flavors are framed by vanilla and toasty oak in this majestic red, which is concentrated, yet lithe and fruity, with an intense sappiness to the texture. Beautifully balanced and long, this soars on the complex, mineral-infused aftertaste. Best from 2025 through 2050. 150 cases imported. (5/31/21)"

96-98 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Plenty of depth of colour, the nose is very backward – not that there is nothing here but it is all in reserve, then along comes the fruit, a delicious subtlety along with the concentrated elegance. Quite linear, wood showing its paces, deep raspberry fruit with some alpine strawberry, nothing black here. Fine balanced long finish. So much in reserve though. (Nov 2018)"

96-98 points Neal Martin (Vinous) "The 2017 Chambertin Grand Cru has an extraordinarily detailed and intense bouquet with a cornucopia of vibrant red cherries, crushed strawberry, cranberry and stony aromas, the latter becoming more and more intense with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with impressive body and depth. It is beautifully balanced with svelte tannin, velvety smooth with ample red fruit and spicy finish that lingers for 60 seconds in the mouth. Noble and aristocratic - just as Chambertin ought to be. Drink: 2022-2045. (Jan 2019)

96-98 points Fine Wine Review: "The Chambertin is spicy in the nose. The mouth, too, is spicy with breadth, length, depth, and complexity. It is a seamless wine with density and concentration. (3/18/19)"

97 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(2.55 ha; 100% new wood). Discreet wood is present on the ultra-fresh and incredibly spicy though even more restrained nose that reflects notes of red berries, the sauvage, earth, floral and exotic tea wisps. The gorgeous mouthfeel of the imposingly constituted and admirably concentrated flavors is one of contrasts as the mid-palate is quite supple yet the powerful, driving, austere and muscular finish is robust, serious and austere. This almost painfully intense wine is jaw droppingly good and somewhat curiously relative to how the Chambertin and the Clos de Bèze typically show at this stage, the Chambertin is the flashier of the two. We'll see in time though as it's usually the Chambertin that goes into a shell only to emerge 20+ years later. Be that as it may, today this is a genuine 'wow' wine. Drink: 2037+. (Jan 2020)"
Product SKU 335250
Producer Rousseau
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Côte de Nuits
Appellation Gevrey-Chambertin
Varietal Pinot Noir
Designation Grand Cru
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color Red
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