2010 Domaine Armand Rousseau, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 1x75cl

2010 Domaine Armand Rousseau, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 1x75cl

$1,900.00 Excl. GST
$2,081.90 Incl. GST
IN BOND
RETAIL
COUNTRY
France
REGION
Burgundy
VINTAGE
2010
PRODUCER
Domaine Armand Rousseau
WINE TYPE
Red
AVAILABILITY
Immediate, 1 in stock, In Bond

Producer Profile

Domaine Type: Grower
Winemaker: Eric Rousseau

Estate Information
Area under vines: 15 hectares
Production: 65 000 bottles per year
Soils: Clay and Limestone
Average age of the vineyards 45 years
Wines are aged in barrels for 18 to 20 months
Planting density : 11 000 foots per hectares

Grape varieties : Pinot Noir

Appellation: Gevrey-Chambertin

Grand Cru Vineyard Holdings:

  • Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru – 1ha47
  • Clos De La Roche Grand Cru- 1ha48
  • Chambertin Grand Cru- 2ha55
  • Chambertin Clos de Béze Grand Cru- 1ha42
  • Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru -0,53Ha
  • Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru- 1ha06

Premiers Cru Vineyard Holdings:

  • Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Cazetiers- 0,60ha
  • Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques- 2ha21
  • Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux-Saint-Jacques- 0,76ha


Tasting Notes

Robert Parker 95

The 2010 Clos de la Roche is fascinating to taste after the Mazis. The Clos de la Roche is all about power, structure and length, qualities it has in spades. There is huge depth and serious extract to the fruit, with equally big tannins to provide support. Layers of intense fruit are intermingled with persistent saline notes on the vibrant, finely chiseled finish. It will take years for the tannins to start melting away, but when they do the 2010 will be a dazzling wine. Actually, it already is. Anticipated maturity: 2030-2050. My visit with Eric Rousseau was one of the highlights of my fall trip. The 2010s are fabulous from top to bottom. Rousseau started picking on September 22. The fruit saw about four days of cold soak followed by a cuvaison that lasted anywhere from 15 to 21 days, depending on the wine. I was equally thrilled with the 2009s I tasted from bottle. I will have more on those wines in our April issue. Importer: Frederic Wildman & Sons, New York, NY; tel. (212) 355-0700 [Antonio Galloni, 29/02/2012]

Anticipated maturity: 2030-2050

Vinous 94-96+

The 2010 Clos de la Roche is fascinating to taste after the Mazis. The Clos de la Roche is all about power, structure and length, qualities it has in spades. There is huge depth and serious extract to the fruit, with equally big tannins to provide support. Layers of intense fruit are intermingled with persistent saline notes on the vibrant, finely chiseled finish. It will take years for the tannins to start melting away, but when they do the 2010 will be a dazzling wine. Actually, it already is. [Antonio Galloni, 02/01/2012]

Anticipated maturity: 2030-2050

JancisRobinson.com 17.5

A little softer than some. Sweet fruit rather than massive Roche expression. Very neat and well behaved but in reserve. A rather wild note on the end. No new oak. [08/12/2011]

Anticipated maturity: 2018-2034