Armand Rousseau's 2016 Chambertin Grand Cru emerges as the crown jewel, unveiling a regal crimson color that beckons admiration. Its aromatic profile is a symphony of complexity, offering a harmonious blend of ripe red berries, succulent cherries, and luscious plums, accompanied by subtle hints of blood orange, fragrant peonies, and exotic spices. Upon the palate, this wine reveals its full-bodied nature, characterized by profound depth and multidimensional layers. With remarkable concentration and vibrant acidity, it presents a robust framework of ripe tannins, elegantly shrouded by an abundance of fruit. The finish is enduring and profound, echoing the wine's exceptional pedigree and promising a captivating evolution over time. Armand Rousseau's 2016 Chambertin Grand Cru stands as a testament to the estate's unwavering commitment to producing wines of unparalleled finesse and distinction, destined to enrapture the senses of connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.
Robert Parker - 98 Points
"Tasted from bottle, the 2016 Chambertin Grand Cru claims the place of king of the Rousseau cellar this year, soaring from the glass with a complex bouquet of ripe red berries, cherries and plums, complemented by nuances of blood orange, peonies, raw cocoa, grilled meats and spices. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, with terrific concentration, lively acids and a muscular chassis of ripe tannins that's largely concealed by a prodigious core of fruit. Long, sapid and penetrating, like the Clos de Bèze, this will make for fascinating comparisons with its 2015 counterpart in two decades' time."
Antonio Galloni - 98 Points
"The 2016 Chambertin Grand Cru has a beguiling bouquet with copious red berry fruit, crushed minerals, delicate wilted rose petal and light tobacco scents. It has a crystalline beauty. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin, wonderful focus and immense poise. This is a class act with bewildering tension and incredible poise towards the finish. God made wine so it could taste like this. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting."