2014 Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin

SKU #1307629 92 points Wine Spectator

 A broad red, offering cherry and woodsy flavors and accents of spice and stone. Juicy and solid, with a long, spice- and cherry-laced finish. Best from 2020 through 2033  (12/2017)

91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A more deeply pitched nose reflected ultra-fresh aromas of dark currant, pungent earth and plenty of sauvage character. There is both good richness and punch to the detailed middle weight flavors that avoid rusticity largely thanks to the fine-grain of the supporting tannins. This should drink well young if desired.  (1/2016)

89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2014 Gevrey Chambertin Villages has a strict, stony bouquet with wet limestone notes percolating through the veneer of red berry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. There is not huge weight or concentration here, but it is very well balanced and poised with a taut, minerally finish that is linear and fresh. Very fine. (NM)  (12/2015)

90 points John Gilman

 The “other” 2014 Domaine Rousseau Gevrey villages is also excellent in this vintage, offering up a more red fruity and elegant profile in its aromatic constellation of strawberries, cherries, incipient notes of grilled meat, dark soil tones, mustard seed and a pungent topnote of roses. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and a tad more reserved in personality than the Clos du Château, with a lovely core, fine-grained tannins and a long, tangy and transparent finish. Lovely juice. (Drink between 2019-2040)  (12/2015)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Good bright red. Sexy, very ripe Gevrey-typical aromas of dark cherry, spices and game show an almost candied quality. Boasts lovely silky texture for this village wine, with red fruit and spice flavors leading to a ripely tannic if slightly edgy finish. This should be a relatively easygoing wine with early appeal.  (1/2016)

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Gevrey Chambertin

- For many wine aficionados, Gevrey Chambertin is the northernmost end of the true Côte d'Or. The largest of all of the communes, it has 9 Grands Crus (Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Chapelle Chambertin, Charmes Chambertin, Griotte Chambertin, Latricieres Chambertin, Mazy Chambertin, Mazoyeres Chambertin and Ruchottes Chambertin). The best Premier Cru wines come form the vineyards nestled along a hill to the west of the village. The Grands Crus are planted in compacted limestone, while the soils in the rest of the village vary as to their clay content. If we are to characterize broadly, the wines are powerful, muscular and need time in the bottle to develop.