Red

1985 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Nuits
  • Chambertin Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • tinybubbles wrote: 93 points

    May 21, 2020 - Good depth here but missing something at the core. Not a perfect bottle but better with airtime. 93-94

  • Kemo Sabe Likes this wine: 97 points

    August 4, 2018 - Spicy and nuanced. Bright cherries. Nuts and lees. Loads of red and black fruits. Coffee notes and a jagged edge or two. Really nice freshness. In a flight of 85/91/93. Stiff competition for sure and this held its own although was clearly the most advanced and came down to a matter of personal preference as to what people liked. This was the most nuanced for sure but maybe not the most complete. I felt this was the most thought provoking.

  • The Vines That Bind wrote: 98 points

    August 2, 2018 - A totally comparable showing to the outstanding example of this enjoyed in Hong Kong in June, and actually from the same source. This wine retained the same power and freshness of both the ‘93 and ‘91 in the same flight but had added soily, gamey, and floral notes. Soft coffee and mocha. I think the relatively softer palate led people to prefer the ‘91, which probably was the superior wine, but this is a breathtaking wine to experience. Spectacular.

  • tinybubbles Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 11, 2018 - Deep and broad, but this bottle was slightly acidic and dirty on finish. So while enjoyable and good, was not the best bottle.

  • The Vines That Bind wrote: 97 points

    June 7, 2018 - World's Greatest, Hong Kong - Night I (Bo Innovation): Glorious bouquet, roses, dark teas, soft red cherry, strawberry, mild hay, all culminating in a detailed and highly expressive bouquet. Elegant and pure. Big projection. This easily takes the flight and is reminiscent of a sensational ‘91 enjoyed a month or so ago, I believe from the same distinguished source. On the palate this is quite soft and sweet. The nose is unbelievable but the palate doesn’t totally match, although is elegant and beautiful to be sure. Soft and fully integrated mouthfeel. This has to be about peak performance.

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  • By Jasper Morris
    Domaine Armand Rousseau: Chambertin, 7/1/2017 (link)

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  • By Allen Meadows
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/1/2007 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
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  • By Bill Nanson
    4/1/2007 (link)

    (Rousseau Armand Chambertin) Medium colour. Feral, yet understated nose at the start. Wide and interesting - it's not about fruit, though eventually a soft red note comes through, licorice aspects too. On the palate there is a significant additional dimension vs all the previous wines. Interestingly the wildly complex palate is quite narrow until you reach the finish - then it expands exponentially. The texture and complexity on the palate reminds me of a number of 2005's from Chambertin & Bèze - I suppose there are now 20 years to wait! A tour-de-force of a wine.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1985
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Nuits
  • Appellation Chambertin Grand Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 15 (7%)
  • In Cellars 135 (60%)
  • Consumed 74 (33%)

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