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
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.
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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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