Rousseau, Armand - Chambertin 1993
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Tasting Notes and Scores
Rousseau's Chambertin, which is usually a qualitative match for the Clos de Beze, exhibits an attractive nose of smoky oak and red and black fruits. The attack offers plenty of sweet fruit, but the tannin quickly grips the palate and the wine finishes more compactly and with less body and intensity than I would have suspected. Certainly this wine is very good, even excellent, but it will not dazzle Burgundy lovers. It will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring and keep for 12+ years. Baritone-voiced Charles Rousseau's 1993s are successful for the vintage, and softer than I expected given the inclination for the 1993s to be hard and tannic.
88 points – Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #100, Aug 1995)
It has been four years since I last tasted the Chambertin from Rousseau and if anything, the wine has continued to improve since then. The bouquet is more feminine and mannered than the Clos-de-Beze with scents of wild strawberry, raspberry, hints of wild mushroom and truffle that gain more and more intensity the longer it remains in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied but delivers a crescendo of flavors: raspberry preserve, Cepes, hints of tobacco and dried herbs. It fans out gloriously like a huge wave breaking upon a shoreline, and the persistency is the best of the three Rousseau ’93 tasted alongside. While it is not as magisterial as the 1996, it has both class and something slightly feral and rustic. Sublime. Tasted August 2013.
– eRobertParker.com, Oct 2013
A perfumed if distinctly cool nose displays somewhat reticent secondary black fruit and earth aromas that are nuanced by notes of spice, earth and a touch of the sauvage. The equally restrained, pure and powerful flavors are extremely rich, indeed the palate impression is borderline massive yet the driving and hugely long finish is impeccably well-balanced. This big-bodied and robust effort possesses a discreet mid-palate sweetness that largely buffers the subtle finishing austerity that is so typical of the '93 vintage. For my taste, this bad boy of a Chambertin has finally arrived at its peak though it should be capable of holding at this level for years, perhaps even decades, to come. The '93 Rousseau Chambertin isn't the best the domaine has ever made but it's one that I like enormously, perhaps because I have been fortunate to have had it so many times over the years that I have watched it grow up as it were. Multiple, and remarkably consistent, notes, in fact putting a few corked examples aside, I don't ever recall having a poor bottle. Drink Now+.
– Burghound.com. Tasted: June 2016