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 Vintage1995 Label 1 of 19 
TypeRed
ProducerDomaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
Designationn/a
VineyardClos St. Jacques
CountryFrance
RegionBurgundy
SubRegionCôte de Nuits
AppellationGevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2007 and 2020 (based on 4 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 92.8 pts. and median of 93 pts. in 30 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Alex G. on 4/24/2015: 5 vintages tasted, and this was #1 to me -- surpassing 96, 97, 01, and 04. It was the softest and most elegant of the bunch. I would be happy to drink this again, but don't see the value at the current market price. Perhaps I'm just not a fan of this vineyard as much as others. I do love this producer's Chambertin and Clos De Beze, they're some of the best wines I've ever tasted. This just isn't in the same league, at least in these 5 vintages tasted. (224 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 5/18/2014 & rated 93 points: Le Serbet/ Becky Wasserman's 35th Anniversary Celebration (Château de Sully - Southern Burgundy): Directly from the domaine courtesy of Eric Rousseau. Lots of black fruit, meaty character and intense spice. Still firm and slightly backward, but very good harmony throughout. (1985 views)
 Tasted by Rupert on 8/8/2013: Impromptu wine dinner (The Square, Mayfair, London): Earthy, mature, acidic, a bit funky too, but compelling (2256 views)
 Tasted by DAN BAILEY on 8/8/2013: Slight barnyard element to the nose. Grippy and much more red fruited than the 92 and 2000. Changed massively with time in the glass to become much darker fruited and even meaty. Excellent. (2046 views)
 Tasted by dream on 4/10/2013 & rated 95 points: Gorgeous nose of ripe dark cherries with a forest floor note. On the palate, this is spectacular juice that shows beautiful cherry fruit along with a unique dollop of cough syrup/mineral flavors that add complexity and character. It's texture is silky and fine and the finish kicks it into another gear with spice-driven flavors that intense and oh so complex. Seems perfectly mature now but Burgundies like this that are so pure and balanced hold and even improve for many years. Wow! Out of magnum. (2474 views)
 Tasted by ricknat1 on 3/23/2013 & rated 91 points: Bobs annual wine weekend (New Haven and Guilford): very nice, but less full than the 96, more acidic, although it improved in the glass and was creamier and sexier by the last sip (2628 views)
 Tasted by redders on 11/19/2012 & rated 93 points: pale colour with bricking. Majestic intensity on nose. very mineral fruit. Impeccable balance of fruit and structure with an soaring wave of flavour and a very long finish. Hugely impressive. (1991 views)
 Tasted by Rupert on 7/26/2012 & rated 90 points: Followed the 97 Ruchottes, and this had a bit more all round, more dimension, an extra touch of sweetness, but it too was a more conventional gamey earthy Gevreymwithout the Rousseau ethereality (1852 views)
 Tasted by redders on 6/11/2012 & rated 93 points: Colour pale with some Bricking. Intense mineral powerful nose but with ethereal character soared from glass. Remarkable power and earthy intensity but the finish is perfectly balanced. A treat. (1735 views)
 Tasted by Sycamore on 3/31/2012 & rated 90 points: Mildly disappointing. A good wine, to be sure, but a little short of expectations. Decent amount of bricking. Nose a mix of slightly sour fruit (though not off-putting) and game, along with a little each of oak and alcoholic heat. All of these come through on the palate as well, most notably the gaminess and sour cherry fruit. Great mouthfeel. Finsh is off -- leaving the impression of a slightly off-balance wine overall, though certainly a well-made one. (1621 views)
 Tasted by dream on 3/28/2012 & rated 94 points: Classic and mature CSJ with a deep core of medicinal cherry fruit and notes of charred wood. Fairly big-boned compared to the Dujac's tonight with a wonderful concentration and great spicy complexity on the finish. This has been on a plateau for the last two years and every bottle I've had is gorgeous Burgundy at a Grand Cru level. Hard to beat Rousseau right now in the '95 vintage. (1663 views)
 Tasted by Lord Rayas on 1/23/2012 & rated 95 points: Lech Day 2 - long lunch with KH (Burgvitel): popped and poured. wonderful mature secondary flavours. lengthy mid palate althugh finish was a little short towards the end. 429. (1742 views)
 Tasted by dream on 12/2/2011 & rated 95 points: Just a beautiful Burgundy color. Intense nose of pure cherry minerals. Round and mouthfilling and then a delicious mineral-cherry fruit emerges which leads to an intense, finely concentrated finish with wonderful notes of charred wood and cherry spice. Good firm acidity underneath and it shows some of the hardness of this vintage but somehow Rousseau turned it into something special. Drinking this with a rib roast now is heaven as this wine is really showing beautifully tonight. Rousseau is a genious. (1594 views)
 Tasted by Rupert on 8/15/2011: A burgundy lunch (La Trompette, Chiswick, London): I was worried that this would be overshadowed by the other wines today, but need not have done - this was my best bottle yet, next to the 2000, darker, riper and earthier, deep, mysterious, rather wonderful (1887 views)
 Tasted by pjaines on 7/17/2011: Bordeaux v Burgundy event (The Square Restaurant - London): The ultimate definition of a wine that changes in the glass. Tasted alongside the 88 and at first this was crisp, firm and shy but over 2 hours revealed a great balance of structure and mulchy forest floor. Cloudy appearance and reeks of farmyard. Sweet, stinky, mature and with acidity that keeps everything in check. (2224 views)
 Tasted by dream on 4/15/2011 & rated 96 points: Out of magnum, this wine drinks better than my regular bottles. Absolutely classic, relatively mature and perfectly balanced Burgundy with an unbelievably pure and flowing texture. A great cut of rich dark cherry fruit is followed by a good mid-palate and a finish that I can only describe as a red velvet pillow. It just flows over the tongue and finishes with wonderful complexity with notes of minerals, cherry spices and sweet earth. Had this at Mas in the West Village and Chris, the fabulous sommelier there, said its the best '95 Burg he's had period. With the guinea hen, it became a night of Burgundy magic! (1946 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 2/12/2011 & rated 90 points: La Paulee Gala (New York, NY): Mature black cherry aromas with sweet spice. Similarly advanced on palate, still showing 1995's firm structure. Drinking nicely now, but it's hard to assess where this wine will go from here. (1560 views)
 Tasted by dream on 5/30/2010 & rated 93 points: Just a lovely, woodsy, elegant Burgundy which seems to have reached its peak drinking window. Lovely medicinal cherry fruit with a wonderful spicy complexity on the long finish. Best right out of the bottle but then faded late which was suprising. Simply perfect with a rib roast. (2188 views)
 Tasted by dream on 4/26/2010 & rated 93 points: Good deep, clear ruby color w/slight orange edges. Wonderful nose of medicinal cherries, sweet oak and forest floor. Quite ripe with wild cherry and charred wood flavors with hints of wintergreen and mushrooms. Really succulent and intense on the long and complex spicy/earthy/cherry finish. Wow, this is good and peaking right now but will hold. 93 (2307 views)
 Tasted by Gregg G on 12/28/2009: Ah, unmistakable aromas of the CdN. Color is showing some slightly orange rim. Nice complex savory flavors of red fruits, sois bois, smoke and baking spice. Pure velvety mouth feel with somewhat resolved tannins. Finishes with good length and lingering flavors. So good. I love when somewhat off vintages perform. It goes to show you, that genius vignerones can make great wine in not so great vintages. (2608 views)
 Tasted by Rupert on 12/25/2009 & rated 91 points: Hard to pin down. Smoky fragrance, one minute llively, floral with a sweet kick, the next more muted, gamey, but a bit reticent. Both bottles were like this. Not as sweet and ethereal as most of the bottles in the November vertical. (2582 views)
 Tasted by Rupert on 12/11/2009 flawed bottle: Vilely corked (2594 views)
 Tasted by Rupert on 12/11/2009 & rated 91 points: Although dropped off the night before, this was bit murky suggesting that there had been a very fine sediment that had got shaken up, and this seemed to take away from the focus of the wine - attractive, smoky fruit, a citrus twist, a gentle grop at the end - but not as good as previous bottles. (2621 views)
 Tasted by don_quichotte on 11/17/2009: Not much love. Not very giving. Bid debate at the table: "classic in the making" vs. "Disappointing vintage". I am willing to be convinced either way. Time will tell. (2707 views)
 Tasted by Rupert on 11/10/2009 & rated 93 points: Rousseau Clos St Jacques 1986 to 2006 (The Ledbury, London): Smoky, autumnal, gently persistent, like the 97 this tastes very mature, but fresh - the tannin grips at the end, but in a gentle way (3628 views)
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Professional 'Channels'
By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (10/1/2007)
(Dom Armand Rousseau, Clos Saint-Jacques Premier Cru Gevrey-Chambertin Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound (7/31/2006)
(Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
(Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques)   92 points
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Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils

Producer website

The best CRUs of Rousseau are Chambertin, Clos de Béze and Clos St. Jacques

Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.

Clos St. Jacques

On weinlagen.info

France

Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)

Burgundy

Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
Burgundy Report |
Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne - na stejné téma od Heleny Baker

Côte de Nuits

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Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru

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