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| ||Tasted by PC73 on 6/18/2015 & rated 91 points: I wanted to like this more, but it was rather tight. Tannins were hiding the fruit underneath. Nose and palate were a bit too austere, clearly a serious wine. Much nicer balance on the palate. Soft, a touch creamy. Slightly tart fruits (443 views)|
| ||Tasted by Biglama on 6/1/2015 & rated 95 points: zo elegant en lichtvoetig, rousseau ten voeten uit, wat een klasse (101 views)|
| ||Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 6/1/2015 & rated 94 points: A private tasting (Restaurant De Gieser Wildeman *, Noordeloos, Netherlands): Light, bright red colour, slightly weak; lovely ripe fruit on the nose, slightly dusty, earthy, harmonious, good depth; juicy and lively palate, cheerful, attractive and rounded, soft, gentle ripe tannins, power without weight but with great concentration lurking underneath; very good length. Extremely stylish, a very elegant 1999. (736 views)|
| ||Tasted by Lipsman on 3/2/2015 & rated 94 points: Some bricking at the edge. Strawberry aroma. A distinctly feminine wine with flavors of sweet and bright strawberries, delicate spices, a hint of plums. Saturated flavors and long on the palate, clean. (1085 views)|
| ||Tasted by Burgundy Al on 2/28/2015 & rated 94 points: La Paulée de New York Gala Dinner (Metropolitan Pavilion - New York NY): Tasting, brief note. Rich and borderline hedonistic, so a perfect La Paulee wine. This wine showcases ripe black berries with intense concentration. I expect better in 5-10 years. (1309 views)|
| ||Tasted by reichken on 5/17/2014 & rated 94 points: Deep dark color and nose of red fruits, this drinks great, well balanced, lush mouthful, light but all there, very long finish, more primary then tertiary but it just means a long long life to me (2522 views)|
| ||Tasted by REWindsor on 5/5/2014 & rated 94 points: Red cherry up front, nice balance. Medium to long finish. Great terroir, earthy nose backed by great fruit typical of a Clos St Jacques. Tastes like you are at the vineyard. Still vibrant. Tasted at Daniel Restaurant, New York. Tastavin dinner (2566 views)|
| ||Tasted by La Grappe on 4/2/2014 & rated 91 points: This bottle is showing more maturity than expected. The flavours are vegetal, with a note of violets, some sweetness, medium weight and an intense and persistent finish. There is certainly life in this, and complex, well-developed flavours, but on this showing I don't see it improving. (2471 views)|
| ||Tasted by Anonymous on 1/17/2014 & rated 98 points: - Crimsom color with slow forming legs and aromas of raspberry, black currant and soy sauce. It's in total harmony and has flavours of butterscotch and black pepper with a medium body. Silky texture with a long finish. (2359 views)|
| ||Tasted by sandon on 1/13/2014 & rated 92 points: bright fresh and lovely Rousseau elegance all over this wine - lifted aromas and well integrated oak on nose and palate - shows the elegance and freshness of Gevrey's higher slopes and has plenty of life in store - no hurry to drink this but not too young to enjoy. Lovely 1er cru - does not display Grand cru intensity but beautiful none-the-less (2431 views)|
| ||Tasted by Lipsman on 6/20/2013 & rated 95 points: This is a tremendous wine, with great fruit extraction, burgeoning complexity, and completely balanced. It is however too young. After decanting and resting for an hour it was tight. This wine has a lot to give, but it needs you to give as well, at least five more years and preferably eight. You will be well rewarded. (2221 views)|
| ||Tasted by SimonG on 6/12/2013 & rated 95 points: Gevrey 1er Cru 99s @ Chez Bruce (overflow table) (Chez Bruce, London): Denser than the Cazetiers. Darker too. A good thwack of oak but it's well hidden. A 'look at me' quality. Poise, elegance, beauty, coupled with with and intelligence. Beauty in Chanel rather than the Cazetier's prettiness in a floaty summer dress. A clear notch above a bottle of this a month or two back. *****. (95, pushing 96) (2401 views)|
| ||Tasted by DAN BAILEY on 6/11/2013: Bright red fruited, high toned, classy. Softened a bit with air but still quite structured. (1964 views)|
| ||Tasted by Lord Rayas on 5/1/2013 & rated 93 points: rich, intense, earthy. long finish. should get better given a few more years. (2252 views)|
| ||Tasted by SimonG on 4/29/2013 & rated 93 points: Keith P @ Trompette (La Trompette, London): Again, deep, savoury, dense red/black fruit. Dense and glossy - Tom says oaky, Jamie reduced. Anyway, 99 CSJ again apparently, so must be Rousseau. Solid and quite serious. Lacks the slightly ethereal quality of the Fourrier. A little more floral and lifted with a couple of hours of air, but still taking itself quite seriously. One for the longer haul. **** (2552 views)|
| ||Tasted by dream on 4/13/2013 & rated 94 points: Fine deep ruby color. Simply gorgeous nose of dark cherries and wild forest with notes of char and spice. The nose is a bit out ahead of this beautiful wine which while delicious now, clearly needs a number of years to fill out its britches. After being open for an hour, the spritzy acidity calmed down some and fabulous medicinal cherry fruit began to show itself. The finish is already classic with intense spicy complexity but having tasted the '95 version of this wine just a few days ago which is near peak, I've got to be patient with the '99 and wait for the glories to come as this moves closer to maturity. 94++ (1499 views)|
| ||Tasted by ricknat1 on 3/23/2013 & rated 95 points: Bobs annual wine weekend (New Haven and Guilford): The three Rousseaus ruled in this flight again . The 99 is early, the 98 is very nice, the 97 is a knockout and best to drink tonight. Over time, it will be 99, 97 and 98.|
They are all complex, ripe and elegant in a way that sets his wines above everyone else and rousseau is the reference standard for CSJ. the wines are dense, balanced, earthy with a wild mix of dark and red fruits and the finish goes on forever. (1916 views)
| ||Tasted by redders on 2/28/2013 & rated 94 points: Mark's 60th (Hix Mayfair): A little maturity on rim. Searing pure mineral gravel nose underlying Pinot fruit. Rich and deep. Powerful long great finesse. Very fine (2036 views)|
| ||Tasted by MatthewF on 11/29/2012: Popped and poured. Big and powerful right from the start, but with clearly lots in reserve. Black cherry and berry with very dark, meaty spices. Lots of earth and a huge amount of mineral structure. Medium plus bodied with a long gripping finish. It kept getting better and better over the hour we drank it. This has a long life ahead of it still, though it is in a nice window right now; howeverI would definitely recommend a decant. (2096 views)|
| ||Tasted by Burgundy Al on 11/23/2012 & rated 94 points: 1999 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Clos St. Jacques Horizontal: Tasting, brief note. I think this is the 4th time I have had this wine this year, absolutely sensational all 4 times. Sweet black fruit aromas with great spice. Powerful black cherry and blackberry flavors with big spice spice, dark chocolate and vanilla notes. Long, powerful and robust. Tasted alongside the other 4 domaine CSJ producers' 1999s, this was the best. (3305 views)|
| ||Tasted by KristianT on 11/10/2012 & rated 95 points: Superb wine! Was served to me blind, but I recognised as Armand Rousseau|
This is such a great wine. Roussau offers a dimension few other Burgundies can match. Wow! (2521 views)
| ||Tasted by dream on 10/27/2012 & rated 94 points: Gorgeous aromas of baconfat, dark cherries and underbrush. Still firm and structured on the palate but this is beginning to drink well with rich fruit flavors of medicinal cherries, spices and charred oak. Just wonderfully balanced and very pure with a lovely finish that is already showing superb complexity. As good a young CSJ as I've tasted but I will try to keep my hands off the rest of my bottles for another few years. Gorgeous, sumptuous Burgundy. 94+ (2472 views)|
| ||Tasted by Rupert on 9/13/2012: Pebbles Dinner (Chez Bruce, Wandsworth, London): Dark and muscular for a Rousseau, very classy, fabulous, but this is one which really does need more time (2985 views)|
| ||Tasted by Burgundy Al on 6/20/2012 & rated 93 points: Burg Dinner, Mostly Meursault Charmes and Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru (Sepia - Chicago IL): Popped and poured, which was an injustice for this amazing wine. All black fruit on nose and palate with plenty of spice, much from new oak. Lots and lots of power and concentration come through, particularly on dense finish. (2993 views)|
| ||Tasted by GRAPE JUICE on 6/2/2012 & rated 94 points: Deep core, orange rim. This is essentially the best CSJ I have had so far, loaded with complexity, verve and class. It has absolutely seductive bouquet of sweet spices, chili leaves, roasted herb, meat, tons of lush dark fruits and red floral scents. This medium bodied CSJ is harge scale, possesses huge depth, amazing tension and packs tons of material, waiting to unwind. It grows and grows on the palate with palate staining intensity but it was the lightness (which also highlight the finesse) that really thrilled me. Slowly, inner perfume of dark floral filled in the mouth followed by sweet juicy red and blackberry, coffee, liquid mineral lingering at the ethereal finished. A complete, harmonious juice that will continue to improve in the bottle for another decade, min. 94-95+ (2321 views)|
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|By Jancis Robinson, MW|
(Dom Armand Rousseau, Clos St-Jacques Premier Cru Gevrey-Chambertin Red) Subscribe to see review text.
|By Jancis Robinson, MW|
(Dom Armand Rousseau, Clos Saint-Jacques Premier Cru Gevrey-Chambertin Red) Subscribe to see review text.
|By John Gilman|
View From the Cellar, Bonus Articles, 1999 Red Burgundy in the Bottle (May 2002)
(Gevrey-Chambertin “Clos St. Jacques”- Rousseau) Login and sign up and see review text.
|By Stephen Tanzer|
Vinous, March/April 2002, IWC Issue #101
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|By Stephen Tanzer|
Vinous, March/April 2001, IWC Issue #95
(Domaine Charles Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint Jacques) Subscribe to see review text.
|By Allen Meadows|
Burghound, 1st Quarter, 2001, Issue #1
(Armand Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St.-Jacques 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
|By Allen Meadows|
(Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin "Clos St. Jacques" 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
|By John Kapon|
Vintage Tastings, Lake Como (12/7/2009)
(Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques) The second wine was another that I had had within the past month, but this time the US bottle showed much better. This bottle of 1999 Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques was very sulfury. There was barn, animal, cedar and hay behind it, and our host also found it ‘gassy.’ Touches of garden rounded out the nose, but the gas dominated, for sure. The flavors were more on the candied red fruit side with a hint of rust, along with popcorn. The bottle was not exactly right, as the glorious other bottle I recently had would attest. Somehow, too much sulfur made its way into a batch of this wine, and here was one of them 93A points
|By John Kapon|
Vintage Tastings, Let's Play Two (11/2/2009)
(Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques) The 1999 Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques that followed was also extraordinary. Its fabulous nose was so good, possessing great aromatics. Sweet and pungent cherry red fruit, vitamins, musk, delicate cedar and perfume all came together in an overall meaty impression. The palate was rich and flavorful with tastes of spice, tea and sandbox. There was real depth here in this mouthful of a wine. While long and stylish, the Rousseau retained its elegance. Absolutely delicious (95). 95 points
|By Richard Jennings|
(Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques) Dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; restrained tart red fruit nose; tasty, pointed, tart raspberry, cherry and mineral palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish 95 points
|By Richard Jennings|
(Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques) Dark red color; nice, focused, tart red fruit and iron nose; tangy, tight, tart cherry palate; medium-plus finish 94 points
|By Lyle Fass|
Rockss and Fruit (11/30/2006)
(Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru "Clos St. Jacques") This was great for the fifteen minutes it was open. After that this wine went into hibernation for the rest of the night. Glorious nose thought for a bit of deep red fruit, exotic spice and tons of wet earth plus nice spicey oak. Ripe and deep palate with some big tannins and glorious fruit. Long finish. Needs lots and lots of time. Decades. Great wine.
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.
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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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