Domaine Armand Rousseau

Monopole Clos des Ruchottes Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir

9.4239 ratings
9.5101 pro ratings
Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

It’s no secret Rousseau absolutely nailed the vintage, and this 2013 Ruchottes-Chambertin was exceptional. Deep, vibrant and with soaring aromatics. High toned red fruit preserves, exotic spices, integrated sous bois and pixelated minerals.

There is exhilarating energy, seductive texture and an alluring freshness, along with impressive concentration for the vintage. The acidity is focused and kept in check, and the tannins are present but unobtrusive.

It expands on the midpalate with great complexity, depth and delineation, leading to its superbly long, elegant and lifted finish. So open and expressive now, and with the backbone and substance to age for decades more. ✨✨

It’s no secret Rousseau absolutely nailed the vintage, and this 2013 Ruchottes-Chambertin was exceptional. Deep, vibrant and with soaring aromatics. High toned red fruit preserves, exotic spices, integrated sous bois and pixelated minerals.

There is exhilarating energy, seductive texture and an alluring freshness, along with impressive concentration for the vintage. The acidity is focused and kept in check, and the tannins are present but unobtrusive.

It expands on the midpalate with great complexity, depth and delineation, leading to its superbly long, elegant and lifted finish. So open and expressive now, and with the backbone and substance to age for decades more. ✨✨

Jan 29th, 2021
Gilbert Van Hassel

Medium bodied, great acidity, very subtle.

Medium bodied, great acidity, very subtle.

Oct 5th, 2019
Ed Lehrman

1990 never fails to deliver on French reds. This was super.

1990 never fails to deliver on French reds. This was super.

May 31st, 2019
Bob McDonald

Wine No. 6 of 9 in the lineup tasted blind. Mid Ruby in colour and at the end of this bracket this was my Favourite from Gevrey Chambertin. Not surprising it was a Rousseau wine. Mid Ruby in colour. A return to a more perfumed nose. Sweet red fruits on a balanced delicious palate. Great concentration. ( will buy if I can afford My Notes said). After revealing the wines it turns out that this Ruchottes was only 25% new oak, letting the beautiful ripe, well handled fruit speak.

Wine No. 6 of 9 in the lineup tasted blind. Mid Ruby in colour and at the end of this bracket this was my Favourite from Gevrey Chambertin. Not surprising it was a Rousseau wine. Mid Ruby in colour. A return to a more perfumed nose. Sweet red fruits on a balanced delicious palate. Great concentration. ( will buy if I can afford My Notes said). After revealing the wines it turns out that this Ruchottes was only 25% new oak, letting the beautiful ripe, well handled fruit speak.

Jan 19th, 2019
Ron R
9.4

Burg personified. Wild mushrooms and earth on the nose. Palate is delicate. Some warm toast notes, with cherries and wet earth. Finishes smooth and with precision.

Burg personified. Wild mushrooms and earth on the nose. Palate is delicate. Some warm toast notes, with cherries and wet earth. Finishes smooth and with precision.

Apr 29th, 2018
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

10

Goose:
Blood Orange, Sage, Roasting Goose Aromas
by Alinea

Goose:
Blood Orange, Sage, Roasting Goose Aromas
by Alinea

Nov 28th, 2017
Justin Bothur

Very dense fruit with the earthy characteristics developing later with an hour decant. 2012 vintage is quite approachable and developed now.

Very dense fruit with the earthy characteristics developing later with an hour decant. 2012 vintage is quite approachable and developed now.

Sep 24th, 2017
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.8

Took a while but a sexy red fruited monster.

Took a while but a sexy red fruited monster.

1 person found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2014
Peter Monteleone

Sales & Marketing Martine's Wines

9.9

Better late than never.

Better late than never.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 16th, 2013
Adam Rutledge

A beauty, solid and needs more time to tame her power

#rousseau

A beauty, solid and needs more time to tame her power

#rousseau

Mar 26th, 2017