Armand Rousseau's 1985 Chambertin epitomizes the elegance and complexity of a mature Burgundy. With a deep garnet hue, it captivates the eye with its rich color. The aroma is a symphony of matured nuances, offering fragrances of dried red fruits, leather, forest floor, and exotic spices, interwoven with hints of truffle and underbrush. On the palate, the wine reveals a harmonious balance between its evolved tertiary flavors and lingering fruitiness. Velvety tannins provide structure while maintaining a graceful texture. The finish is prolonged and satisfying, leaving a lasting impression of finesse and sophistication. This Chambertin from Armand Rousseau showcases the timeless allure of Burgundian Pinot Noir at its peak.
Antonio Galloni - 97 Points
"The 1985 Chambertin Grand Cru is a vintage that I have encountered twice before, albeit not for many years. In the glass, it shows some degradation in the rim and is lighter in colour than more recent vintages. Ethereal on the nose with fabulous delineation, it offers vivid red fruit, Morello and cranberry tinged with damp moss and orange pith. The palate has stunning balance, perfect acidity, not powerful or structured yet beguiling in terms of its elegance and grace. Hints of white pepper and clove towards the finish that has a softened fleshiness that seems to fan out across the senses. Irresistible and profound. Tasted at the Rousseau Chambertin vertical at La Vienne."