Armand Rousseau's 2015 Chambertin Clos de Beze is a masterpiece of Burgundian winemaking, showcasing a deep garnet color that entices the eye. The nose reveals an enchanting bouquet, where aromas of sweet grilled meat, ripe red and black fruits, hints of candied peel, and a profound sense of terroir intermingle harmoniously. Upon the palate, this wine exhibits a full-bodied and powerful presence, with a captivatingly gourmand initial attack reminiscent of its 2009 counterpart. However, as the tasting experience unfolds, it transitions into a more tightly structured and serious mid-palate, characterized by its impressive dimension, concentration, and lively acidity. The finish is enduring and firm, signaling its potential for extensive aging. The wine offers layers of brambly red berry fruit, cranberry, and pomegranate, supported by fine tannins and a mineral-infused backbone. With remarkable harmony, tension, precision, and intensity, this Chambertin Clos de Beze exemplifies the greatness of the 2015 vintage and promises a compelling evolution with time in the cellar.
Robert Parker - 97 Points
"The 2015 Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru is spectacular, wafting from the glass with a dramatic bouquet of sweet grilled meat, red and black fruit, candied peel and rich soil. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and powerful, with a lavishly gourmand attack that evokes the 2009 rendition, but this quickly segues into the mid-palate of an altogether more tautly structural, serious wine, its considerable dimension and concentration underwritten by racy acids. The finish is long and firm. This is a monumental Clos de Bèze built for the long haul."
Antonio Galloni - 95+ Points
"The 2015 Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru has to address some reduction issues at first, although there is plenty of brambly red berry fruit, cranberry and pomegranate on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin and layers of red and black fruit infused with crushed stone and veins of blue fruit. There is wonderful harmony and tension here, and real precision and intensity toward the finish that testify to the greatness of the 2015 vintage. Serious, delicious and quite compelling. Expect that plus sign against my score to come into play as this Clos-de-Bèze matures in bottle. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting."