2016 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze, Burgundy, France
|Appellation||Chambertin-Clos de Bèze|
|Producer||Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils|
|Grape Variety||Pinot Noir|
|Packaging||Original Wood Case|
|Duty Status||In Bond|
|Notes||Consecutive bottle numbers|
|Provenance||Purchased by Liquid Assets from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility|
|Stock||1 case (in stock and available immediately)|
98 Allen Meadows, Burghound (January 2019)
Here too there is just enough wood in evidence to mention on the gorgeously spiced and intricately layered aromas of essence of red currant, floral, plum, earth and a whisper of the sauvage. Once again the mouthfeel of the notably more imposingly-scaled flavors is sleek with excellent minerality that really comes up on the super-saline finish that goes on and on. But what I really admire about the '16 Bèze is the texture because it's at once muscular yet highly seductive and refined. This is a very, very powerful wine that is seriously impressive in every respect. In a word, brilliant.
97 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (January 2020)
The 2016 Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru is showing brilliantly from bottle, unwinding with aeration to reveal a deep and brooding bouquet of plums, cassis and cherries mingled with notions of grilled meats, ceps, peonies and iodine. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, textural and enveloping, with a muscular chassis of ripe tannin that's cloaked in a core of vibrant and concentrated fruit, concluding with a long and thrillingly carnal finish. It will be fascinating to compare this with the qualitatively similar but stylistically very different 2015 vintage when both wines have 20 years on the clock.
95 Neal Martin, Vinous (October 2019)
The 2016 Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru is a little subdued on the nose with delineated red cherry, crushed strawberry and crushed stone aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, fresh and mineral-driven, almost Ruchottes-like in style with just a small attenuation towards the finish. Very fine, if not quite delivering the substance you might have expected. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting.
|2010||6x75cl||1 case||£22,500.00||In Bond||View|