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 Vintage1993 Label 1 of 31 
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 2008 and 2026 (based on 3 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 93.4 pts. and median of 95 pts. in 24 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by BradE on 11/11/2014: Rock solid, and drank above expectations. Definitely a wine to seek out. (1252 views)
 Tasted by johnh1001 on 11/9/2014 & rated 95 points: Bright red fruit, cherry, rose petals, some dark fruit and lovely spice on the nose. More dark fruit on the palate. Noticeable structure. Long finish with great grip. Very youthful. (1122 views)
 Tasted by Wine Expresso on 3/27/2014 & rated 95 points: The lesson is about opening this wine at least 3-4 hours before serving. It will keep improving beyond one's estimate.

Ranked no.6 in the vertical Rousseau 86,90,91,93,96 and Noellat 90 Malconsorts and 89 RSV.

But became top 3 after another hour. Solid Wine. (1864 views)
 Tasted by jhngo on 2/22/2014 & rated 95 points: drinking beautifully. cherry nose, perfect balance of fruit tannins in a good place and holding up well. no signs of age. (1929 views)
 Tasted by reichken on 1/28/2014 & rated 95 points: Phat Boy Dinner @ TheLedbury- clean fresh nose, showing sweet red fruits. Very smooth in the mouth and a great balance of acidity and fruits. 20 yrs on and I think the 93's are starting to weave together really well. This was a great pleasure to drink. A wine of finesse and strength (2049 views)
 Tasted by ricknat1 on 3/23/2013 & rated 98 points: Bobs annual wine weekend (New Haven and Guilford): Rousseau knocked it out of the ballpark in 1993 making some of his best wines ever. The was cleaner, bigger, bright and balanced. This has it all and is a baby 93 chambertin (2737 views)
 Tasted by esburgundy on 3/20/2013 & rated 89 points: Drank at 15 east with OT and Sam. This bottle had all the hype of a prize fight in Vegas. Not the case. Either it was an improperly stored bottle or the was in a bad place. The color was great. But the nose was very funky almost stilton blue cheese/medicinal. In the mouth there was fruit but no power you would expect from Rousseau CSJ. (1634 views)
 Tasted by Decaturwinedude on 5/20/2012 & rated 94 points: Nose is more restrained than the '90. Slow to show. Takes time to reveal notes of earth and red fruit. Flowers. Spice. Palate is still tight...but soooo long. Beautiful acidity and purity of fruit. Stunning balance and weightlessness, but pales next to the '90 tonight. Needs time. (2512 views)
 Tasted by rnellans on 10/3/2011 & rated 94 points: 1993 Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St Jacques - Secondary aromas of sous bois and red fruits. Great backbone with tart acidity but enough fruit to balance. Great length. The longer it sat in the glass, the better it got. My wife preferred it over the 88. I think it can use more time, whereas the 88 is rockin now. 94 pts (2889 views)
 Tasted by Rupert on 8/15/2011: A burgundy lunch (La Trompette, Chiswick, London): The fourth time I've had this, and on each occasion I've been awed - pure, deep, infinitely nuanced, luminous - I can't describe the beauty of this wine (2987 views)
 Tasted by DAN BAILEY on 3/10/2011: Part of a flight with the chambertin and beze. All 3 were so young, displaying delicious, tart, red fruit. So hard to find fault with any of them except that they needed another 5-10 years.. (2138 views)
 Tasted by Rupert on 3/10/2011 & rated 96 points: Rousseau dinner (The Ledbury, London): Doesn't quite have the grandeur of the Chambertins, but this is again superbly poised, the fruit and spice in perfect balance (3414 views)
 Tasted by Captain Haddock on 11/15/2010 & rated 95 points: Powerful yet very elegant, fine tannins, great length. Beautiful wine. This is open for business but probably has even more to give over the next 10+ years. (2020 views)
 Tasted by jlemerond on 1/16/2010 & rated 94 points: Poppoed and poured, drank over the following 4 hours. Dark ruby. Gorgeous, deep nose of spiced black cherry and sous bois. Focused and linear in the mouth, with a nice balance of acidity and tannins. Long, mouthcoating finish. Beautiful. (1677 views)
 Tasted by Rupert on 11/10/2009 & rated 95 points: Rousseau Clos St Jacques 1986 to 2006 (The Ledbury, London): This had all the qualities of the other wines - lightness, freshness, focus, pure red fruits, but with an extra element of authority and power, the wine tonight that is most obviously grand (3596 views)
 Tasted by jamiekutch on 8/18/2009: My dad drove a 67' Chevy II in his youth. Few took the car seriously from the looks and make. For my pop, all he concerned himself with, was how much horse power he could stuff under the tiny little body. It was a sleeper which competed with all the Big Boys. This wine, this evening was one in the same. At the start this showed solid aromatic beauty with a good palate presence and good structural balance. The real magic came 2.5 hours later as it expanded in the glass tenfold. It enveloped a bigger frame while balancing itself out into a stunning wine. As Thomas said, with air this stepped up to the level of its stable mates. With each of us having a little of each wine left in our glass as we rose from the table, this was the wine we all reached for a final sip of. Don't let that 1er Cru label fool you.. This is some serious juice... (2706 views)
 Tasted by Rupert on 12/1/2008 & rated 95 points: A Rousseau Dinner (Chez Bruce, Wandsworth, London): Powerful liquorice nose, some earthiness too, and on the palate there's the works, fruit, game, undergrowth, all coming in waves, and wrapped in velvet - young and vibrant and absolutely gorgeous (3139 views)
 Tasted by Keith Levenberg on 6/22/2008 & rated 90 points: Really awesome until it closed up, and it closed up *hard*. But for a while this was packed with everything. Savory black fruit, generous sweet aromatics, rich sap, and a powerful spine. Then it closes, and it's all spine. (2842 views)
 Tasted by DJenkins on 3/24/2008 & rated 96 points: Simply gorgeous. Drinking perfectly now but no rush at all (2816 views)
 Tasted by bunhiong on 12/31/2007 & rated 93 points: still tight with enough acid and balance to peak in 5 - 10 years, bottled was opened by mistake as it was mistaken for a 1997, arghhhhh ..... !! very very long lingering finish, very layered, complexity only starting to emerge. (2892 views)
 Tasted by winenutnyc on 12/15/2007: Opened for about an hour prior to drinking. Incredibly elegant throughout. Just a whisper of a wine, that slowly unwinds and reveals wonderful sappiness and class. Just starting to add some lushness. Very good now, stunning in 5 years or so. (2875 views)
 Tasted by AJ72 on 7/9/2007 & rated 89 points: Annual DBGCBU: This was the third wine in a bracket which included two Rousseau Chambertin's (89/93) and was sadly very much out of it's depth. A little unfair to compare this with the other two but highlighted the significant difference between the two vineyards. Looked almost new world like and simple.A little surprising but really unfair to have included this wine in such a bracket. (2580 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Allen Meadows
Burghound (5/6/2011)
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (6/7/2010)
(Dom Armand Rousseau, Clos St-Jacques Premier Cru Gevrey-Chambertin Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound (4/19/2008)
(Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
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 John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Jul/Aug 2006, Issue #4, 1993 Red Burgundy: A Legendary Vintage In No Hurry
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By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 4th Quarter, 2001, Issue #4
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By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, Friends and Family (3/22/2011)
(Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques) Jay wisely selected a 1993 Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques. It was class in a glass and absolutely delicious. It was full but elegant with great fruit – black, red and purple were all there. Forest, earth, minerals all played their supporting roles perfectly in this superbly sippable wine. I could drink Rousseau’s Clos St. Jacques every day, it’s basically Chambertin gone wild, in that hot, feminine way (96).  96 points
By Bill Nanson
Burgundy-Report (12/1/2006)
(Rousseau Armand Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St.Jacques) (From magnum) Medium-plus ruby-red colour. A deep, intense, meaty nose that starts with a slightly diffuse width. There is also a faint oaky component to the depth, but it’s mainly consumed now - with time the fruit really tightens and focuses. In the mouth this wine is still immensely youthful - 10 extra years would provide ample benefit - the acidity is like a roller-coaster into the finish, and a very impressive and intense finish it is too. Bravo, but still a baby.
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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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