2005 Rousseau, Domaine Armand Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • BH 98
  • IWC 95

Reviews for 2005 Rousseau, Domaine Armand Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2007
The 2005 Chambertin Clos de Beze offers alluring aromas of licorice mint vanilla plum paste cherry preserves and rose petals and seduces the palate with silky incredibly refined texture and several octaves of fruit herbal... The 2005 Chambertin Clos de Beze offers alluring aromas of licorice mint vanilla plum paste cherry preserves and rose petals and seduces the palate with silky incredibly refined texture and several octaves of fruit herbal floral and mineral notes leading to a reverberative finish in which fruit pit and stony chalky elements lend a sense of dark weighty authority and an umami-like meaty savor promotes uncontrollable salivation. No layering or mixing of metaphors can hope to do justice to the layering and concatenation of flavors on display.
BH 98
Burghound - Burghound, October 2015
This seems to have changed very little in the past 10 years and it would be fair to describe its evolution as glacial as the ripe but exuberantly fresh nose is even spicier than that of the ’05 Chambertin with... This seems to have changed very little in the past 10 years and it would be fair to describe its evolution as glacial as the ripe but exuberantly fresh nose is even spicier than that of the ’05 Chambertin with kaleidoscopic breadth and depth. Like its stablemate this is a big and imposingly-scaled effort that possesses outstanding mid-palate concentration as the tannin-buffering sap completely coats the mouth on the explosively long, muscular and powerful finale. Despite the strikingly good size, weight and punch this remains a beautifully well-balanced effort that will need at least another 10 years of cellar time because even though it’s not quite as structured and backward as the Cham, it is nowhere close to being ready for prime time. That said, it should be genuinely breathtaking when it finally arrives at its apogee. 2025+
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 2008
Good full red. Briary raspberry dark cherry and menthol on the nose along with a medicinal reserve. Powerful and thick on entry then quite closed even medicinal in the middle without the exotic character that this cuvee... Good full red. Briary raspberry dark cherry and menthol on the nose along with a medicinal reserve. Powerful and thick on entry then quite closed even medicinal in the middle without the exotic character that this cuvee often shows in the early going. Quite closed today but this utterly seamless superrich wine boasts superb structure and grip. Wonderfully long and pure on the back end with strong but perfectly integrated acidity. Give this impeccably balanced wine 12 years.