2002 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St. Jacques

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Nuits
  • Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • godx wrote: (92 points)

    December 1, 2012 - Dinner at Matt and Francesca’s (Vancouver, BC): Opened and served right away. After reading salil’s note below (11/30/2012), I don’t have much to add as he pretty much nailed it. Pretty, pure and polished with floral notes and sappy red fruits. Medium weight with fine tannins and drinking well in a youthful way. A long life ahead but no shame in opening one now. Excellent. 92+

  • salil wrote: (93 points)

    November 30, 2012 - Round Table dinner at Jake's (NYC): Very pretty; incredibly polished and elegant with a core of sappy red fruits framed by gentle spicy, floral and savoury earthy notes. It's still incredibly youthful with the fruit very fresh and plenty of fine grained tannins on the back end, but the balance and purity here make it really compelling to drink even though it's so young.

  • unrelenting wrote: (94 points)

    May 8, 2011 - Wow, blockbuster complexity and finish

  • Blair Curtis wrote: (91 points)

    January 8, 2011 - This is, I think, quite under-rated. This was one of the more enjoyable bottles of Burg I have had in recent times. I cracked this because I read Burghoud's initial review projecting that 2011 would be past the tail end of the drinking window. This bottle was far, far younger than that (my girlfriend aptly suggested this wine is likely at the front end of the drinking window). Still relatively youthful, showing only some development (positive). A relatively large-scaled Burg (right for a Gevrey 1er) with tremendous spiciness (almost a cayenne heat, but not at all from alcohol). Robust fruit and still good structure. A bit of lovely game meat. Some earth, but this is more of a "clean" wine. Nits to pick? Could use a bit more midpalate weight, and could be a touch more refined. But when wine is this enjoyable, who cares?

  • markjanes wrote: (90 points)

    November 3, 2009 - Very light color, ruby red rim of low extraction. On the nose, subtle but beautiful aromatics led by soily earth notes, incredibly pure red cherry fruit and exotic new French barrique spices. With air the wine develops some darker fruits, florality. On the palate pretty close to perfection... a very slow upslope of firm acidity that transitions effortlessly into a broad midpalate that again transitions seemlessly into firm tannic finish of moderate integration, ripeness. Low alcohol. Great balance, average length, good intensity, moderate+ complexity. Incredible finesse, nearly perfect texture, amazing expression of place... very masculine wine 2/3 of the way into the palate. The wine is in a relatively good place now but I suspect will be better in 3-5 years. "Extraordinary" palate, "very good" complexity and aromatics = "outstanding" for me though I'd be lieing if I said I wasn't expecting more from this producer, site, and vintage.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2004, IWC Issue #113 (link)

    (Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux Saint Jacques) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Allen Meadows
    1st Quarter, 2004, Issue #13 (link)

    (Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaut St. Jacques 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Bonus Articles, 2002 Burgundy (November 2003)

    (Gevrey-Chambertin “Lavaux St. Jacques”- Rousseau) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Lavaux St. Jacques
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Nuits
  • Appellation Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru

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  • In Cellars 78 (66%)
  • Consumed 40 (34%)

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