2011 DRC and a range of others: Served blind. Redcurrant, orange peel, licorice, roses and spice. Rich fruit drives the palate, with great structure and composure. Excellent length and there is a mineral element that stays with you long afterwards. When revealed, this felt very true to its producer.
Too young, of course, it has not yet opened up - but the vintage means, it is quite approachable and open with loads of well balanced pinot to be found here. The fruit is sweet, you do sense som Chambertin-backbone, but I don't see this growing up to be a really great C. from Rousseau. To drink while waiting for 2010, try again in 5-8 years. #gate crashing at Enomania
Obviously young and primary, with a dense nose smelling of red fruits, minerals, rose and some spice. Medium bodied with impressive concentration and richness, nice sweetness making this enjoyable despite the tannic and acidic structure. Very fine wine.
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(Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin) Barrel sample - very dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; VA, tart cherry, raspberry nose; tight, tart cherry, tart raspberry, mineral, sous bois palate; needs 8-10 years; medium-plus finish 93-95+ points (100% new oak)
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