Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 1988 - Domaine Armand Rousseau

Burgundy Grand Cru, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, 1988 Vintage, Domaine Armand Rousseau

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Tasting notes for the Chambertin "Clos de Bèze" Grand Cru 1988 - Armand Rousseau

  • EYE: The Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 1988 presents an evolved ruby red color, bearing witness to its many years in the cellar. Tiled reflections at the periphery indicate advanced maturity of the vintage, while its clarity and brilliance confirm the quality of its preservation.
  • NOSE: The aromatic palette is subtle and complex. Over the years, red fruit aromas have evolved into notes of cherry jam and figs, with delicate accents of patinated leather. Nuances of undergrowth and dried mushrooms add a deep earthy dimension to this mature wine.
  • MOUTH: This Chambertin offers a rich and elegant sensory experience. The tannins, though silky, structure the wine, while the flavors of preserved fruits persist. Delicate acidity brings balance, and the finish, marked by notes of tobacco and pepper, underscores the complexity of this aged grand cru.


In short: The Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 1988 from the Domaine Armand Rousseau demonstrates exceptional longevity. It is currently at its peak but can still be cellared for 2-5 years. This wine testifies to the subtle marriage between time and the Burgundian terroir. Pair this vineyard gem with a grilled ribeye, a confit lamb, or a mushroom risotto. It will elevate all your meals.

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.
13,5 %
Burgundy, Côte de Nuits
Domaine Armand Rousseau
Grand Cru
Clos de Bèze
Production method
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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