Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 2016 - Domaine Armand Rousseau

Burgundy Grand Cru, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, 2016 Vintage, Domaine Armand Rousseau

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Tasting notes for the Chambertin "Clos de Bèze" Grand Cru 2016 - Armand Rousseau

  • EYE: The hue of this Chambertin "Clos de Bèze" shows remarkable depth, oscillating between intense ruby and subtle garnet reflections. The crystal-clear clarity of the liquid unveils the quality of the winemaking, while elegant legs suggest a velvety texture and a well-defined structure.
  • NOSE: From an olfactory perspective, this 2016 vintage reveals a complex and captivating bouquet. Intense aromas of red fruits, such as cherry and raspberry, elegantly dominate, accompanied by delicate floral notes. Subtle undertones of undergrowth and truffle add aromatic depth, while nuanced hints of vanilla and spices unveil a well-mastered oak barrel aging.
  • MOUTH: This grand cru impresses with its harmonious balance. The tannins are silky and structured, and the vibrant acidity ensures a well-balanced freshness. The palate evolves with elegance, highlighting concentrated flavors of red fruits, supported by notes of cocoa and black pepper. The persistent finish underscores the finesse and complexity of this vintage.


In short: The Chambertin "Clos de Bèze" Grand Cru 2016 from the Domaine Armand Rousseau embodies the excellence of the Burgundian terroir. It boasts an optimal aging potential of 20 to 30 years. To accompany this exceptional wine and make sure you have a memorable tasting experience, consider refined dishes such as filet de bœuf Wellington, canard à l'orange, or a creamy risotto with wild mushrooms.

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
Burgundy, Côte de Nuits
Domaine Armand Rousseau
Burghound Rating
Grand Cru
Clos de Bèze
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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