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2003 Chambertin Grand Cru Armand Rousseau 75cl / 13%
A bottle of Armand Rousseau 2003 Chambertin Grand Cru from Burgundy.
The grapes for Rousseau's Chambertin come from three vineyards in the east-facing side of the appellation, and from a fourth vineyard, 'Larrey', a north-south parcel at the edge of the woods. The layout of this vineyard is such that it can only be cultivated using a horse and plough.
'There is excellent size, weight, concentration and power to the big-bodied and extract-rich flavors that coat the mouth before culminating in a lightly mineral-inflected, velvety and as the nose suggests, mocha-tinged finish. This is more 2003 in basic character than the Bèze though as is usually the case, it's more structured as well though with 45 minutes in a decanter, this too could be drunk now with pleasure. That said, I would be inclined to give this at least 6 to 10 more years first though please be aware that this will be capable of holding for decades. Drink 2023+. 93/100' Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, October 2015
Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note general wear.
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