Armand Rousseau's 2014 Chambertin Clos de Beze exudes an enchanting allure from its deep, captivating hue, hinting at the complexity within. The nose is a symphony of aromas, gracefully intertwining small black fruits and exotic oriental spices. Delicate yet profound, it invites exploration with each inhalation. On the palate, this wine unveils a tapestry of flavors, where velvety textures dance harmoniously with refined tannins. Its elegance is undeniable, showcasing a finesse that lingers on the palate with each sip. As the tasting experience unfolds, the finish is enduring and satisfying, leaving a lasting impression of its distinguished terroir and impeccable craftsmanship. This Chambertin Clos de Beze epitomizes the epitome of Gevrey-Chambertin's finesse and sophistication, a testament to Armand Rousseau's legacy of excellence in winemaking.
"Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, Rousseau's 2014 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru was one of the few from this vineyard to show signs of surmaturité—a little stewed on the nose. Brettanomyces for good measure. The palate is soft and plush, chewy in the mouth with a sweet, rather confected finish. I am not totally convinced how representative this bottle is, and I will not assign any score for now. Tasted September 2017."
Antonio Galloni - 96+ Points
"Saturated, bright dark red. Knockout soil-inflected aromas of black raspberry, boysenberry, mocha and gibiers, with the wine's 100% new oak element nicely integrated. Boasts outstanding sucrosité for the vintage but strong saline minerality and firm acidity perfectly counterpoint the wine's sweetness. This very large-scaled, densely packed wine spreads out horizontally on the inexorable rising finish, saturating the palate with a fine dusting of tannins and shimmering minerality. This stunning Clos de Bèze has all the elements for greatness."