With rocketed demand on Burgundies over the month due to the reduced production in 2016, we see the price has risen for many back vintages top Burgundies and Armand Rousseau’s Chambertin and Clos de Beze are no exception. Arguably a top wine in Burgundy, standing side by side with Domaine de la Romanee Conti and Domaine Leroy, we think Rousseau’s Chambertin is set in a reasonable price point. It usually cost around ten thousand for this “King of Burgundy”, and when it is compared to Romanee Conti, Leroy’s Musigny, Richebourg and Chambertin, or Roumier’s Musigny, Armand Rousseau Chambertin could be a wise choice for drinker who wants to experience how great the best Chambertin could be.
Allen Meadows is the critic who was impressed by this, saying “An extremely impressive wine and one of the finest wines of the vintage”. Below market price and well equipped with excellent scores, don’t miss the chance for this excellent case -
Armand Rousseau Chambertin 2006
HK$9,550 per bottle (Packed in OC of 6*75cl, perfect condition)
96 pts Allen Meadows
It's as though the Clos de Bèze and Chambertin have switched places in 2006 as here the nose is positively kaleidoscopic with a huge range of aromas and spice elements leading to fresh, pure, round, rich and focused full-bodied flavors that carry obvious muscle and minerality on the deep, powerful and hugely long finish. An extremely impressive wine and one of the finest wines of the vintage. Not surprisingly, this hasn't changed a great deal since my last review except that the length is now even more impressive and the supporting tannins are a bit more apparent. While it's true that the balance is so good that that this could be enjoyed now, it would be unfortunate to leave so much upside potential unrealized and thus I would advise waiting for at least 5 more years first.
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