2005 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Ruchottes-Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils, Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru, Burgundy, France
|Appellation||Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru|
|Producer||Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils|
|Grape Variety||Pinot Noir|
|Packaging||Original Cardboard Case|
|Duty Status||In Bond|
|Provenance||Acquired from the original owner, who purchased it on release from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility|
|Stock||1 case (in stock and available immediately)|
94 Allen Meadows, Burghound (January 2008)
A more deeply pitched and very cool nose offers up very ripe dark berry fruit, truffles, spice hints and a touch of the sauvage, the latter of which can also be found on the rich, full and sweet medium weight plus flavors that deliver fine punch and precision on the delineated and exceptionally pure mineral infused finish. While always a fine wine in the Rousseau stable, 2005 is one of the best vintages that I have seen and it will age well.
96 Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate (December 2013)
The 2005 Clos des Ruchottes is far too young to approach at the moment and like many others, it appears to be closing up. Here, the aromatics are closed, broody and stubborn, only reluctantly offering fleeting glimpses of black cherries, incense and minerals. The palate is very pure but distant at the moment, a prodigy without a tongue. But the signs are all here: a firm backbone, layer upon layer of fruit, but a wine that is more impressive than pleasurable at the moment. Got some in your cellar? Keep it there, you lucky thing. Drink 2020-2040+.