So this is a $718 bottle of wine. To me it tastes like a $230 bottle. It definitely tastes like a Grand Cru, not the Premier Cru it says on the label, but a $230 Grand Cru. If you told me it tasted like a $280 Grand Cru, I wouldn't argue. Reasonable people can disagree. But to me it tastes like 230 dollars, maybe 250.
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
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(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
(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.
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