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| ||Tasted by bertou on 3/6/2011 & rated 96 points: Almost pale ruby colour with garnet rim.|
The nose is explosive (when I 've just opened the bottle, the room was full of aromas from it) but so delicate with dried roses, raspberry, truffel, some dried fruits, humus. It has deepness with an amazing impression of volume and purity. I was quiet hypnotized by these nose.
The mouth has medium body with a velvety mouthfeel. The acidity is important but not aggresive at all. Everything is in balance and again the impression of purity and refinement is really impressive. The wine finish has a superlative length with aromas of dried roses and red berries coming again and again in the mouth.
Note that after one hour the wine was fadding away and the delicate roses notes was replaced by leather, animals notes. (1944 views)
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|By John Kapon|
Vintage Tastings, La Paulee 2008 I (3/4/2008)
(Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques) It was time for some red, and there was plenty of Rousseau going around, beginning with a 1982 Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques, again courtesy of the humble Acker cellar. Actually, this bottle was already sold but grabbed by me before the out report oops. Sorry Roger J. Incredible aromas of big-time truffles leapt from its nose. Additional aromas of dried cherries, tobacco and oatmeal also joined the party in this approachable and delicious nose. The palate was round and rich with excellent dust and still sturdy acidity. Long, stylish and surprisingly good, this ’82 was a real eye-opener and a testament to the greatness of both Rousseau and Clos St. Jacques. I should note that the wine did start to fade after thirty minutes or so, but for that half-hour, it was definitely excellent stuff 93 points
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.
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Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne - na stejné téma od Heleny Baker
Côte de Nuits on weinlagen.info
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Map on weinlagen.info