Chambertin Grand Cru 1990 - Domaine Armand Rousseau

Burgundy Grand Cru, Chambertin, 1990 Vintage, Domaine Armand Rousseau

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Tasting notes for the Chambertin Grand Cru 1990 - Armand Rousseau

  • EYE: The Chambertin Grand Cru 1990 boasts a deep, slightly evolved ruby hue. Light brown reflections in the glass bear witness to the aging of this vintage, while the clarity and brilliance of the liquid denote expert winemaking.
  • NOSE: This grand cru wine reveals a refined bouquet marked by aromas of stewed red fruits and candied cherries. Notes of patinated leather and tobacco interlace harmoniously, creating olfactory depth. The subtle woodiness, reminiscent of barrel aging, contributes to the complexity of the bouquet.
  • MOUTH: Armand Rousseau's Chambertin Grand Cru 1990 offers an elegant and balanced tasting experience. The well-melted tannins impart a silky texture to the wine. Flavors of red fruits and blackberries blend with nuances of vanilla and cedar, evoking the passage of time. The still-present acidity brings a welcome freshness, and the persistent finish gives way to subtle woody notes, like an autumn forest.


In short: The Chambertin Grand Cru 1990 from Domaine Armand Rousseau is a wine at its peak, brilliantly illustrating the excellence of the Burgundian terroir. Pair this grand cru with a grilled ribeye to emphasize its structure and finesse. You can also opt for coq au vin to complement the nuances of the vintage. If you're looking for a sweet finish in harmony with the wine, a red fruit pie will also pair wonderfully.

Other appellations from this estate: Gevrey-Chambertin "Clos du Château", Gevrey-Chambertin Village, Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru "Lavaux-Saint-Jacques", Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru "Les Cazetiers", Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru, Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru "Clos des Ruchottes", Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru "Clos Saint-Jacques", Chambertin "Clos de Bèze" Grand Cru, Chambertin Grand Cru...

Product Details

Data sheet

75 cl
Red Wine
Grape Variety
Pinot Noir
% vol.
13 %
Burgundy, Côte de Nuits
Domaine Armand Rousseau
Burghound Rating
Grand Cru
Producer: Domaine Armand Rousseau
Domaine Armand Rousseau

Family estate in Gevrey-Chambertin


In 1902, young Armand, 18 years-old at the time, inherited his first parcels of Gevrey-Chambertin, in the Côte de Nuits. Coming from a long line of wine makers and wine sellers from Burgundy, Armand Rousseau decided to follow the family traditions and developed his newly acquired grape vines. Things accelerated after his marriage in 1909, when he ended up with a bigger vineyard, as well as an entire estate which now bore his name.

Flash-forward to the 1930s. The Domaine Armand Rousseau was now selling its own wines, thanks to the input of Raymond Baudoin (the founder of the famous French magazine "Revue du Vin de France"). Armand was now producing as well as selling other appellations: Chambertin, Charmes-Chambertin, Clos de la Roche, or Clos Saint-Jacques. He even started exporting to the USA, which just came out of 13 years of Prohibition.

In 1959, Charles Rousseau (Armand's son) inherited the estate when his father died. He had previously worked with him for 15 years and was now at the helm of the 6 hectares vineyard. Charles decided to make it grow it by adding more parcels like Clos de Bèze and Clos des Ruchottes. He aimed for the outside world and decided to export his wines in Europe and the rest of the planet, especially Asia since the 1970s.

Charles enjoyed the assistance of his son Éric, who began helping his dad in 1982, after he finished his oenology studies at the University of Dijon. Thanks to him, the Domaine Armand Rousseau had discovered organic winemaking. No more pesticides, mechanical plowing, high interventionism... This respect for nature and family traditions, Éric is now teaching it to his daughter Cyrielle. The new generation of Rousseau.

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