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IronGate Fine Wine Auction

Tue, Apr 30, 2024 10:00AM EDT - Tue, May 7, 2024 08:00PM EDT
  • 2020
  • 750ml
  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Cote de Nuits
  • Gevrey-Chambertin
  • Pinot Noir
  • Red
  • EE2438
  • EE2438
Lot 26

2020 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru - 1 bottle(s)-750ml format

Estimate: CAD$4,400 - CAD$6,000

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This lot is comprised of 1 bottle(s) of 2020 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $4400 - $6000 with a reserve of $3250. The wine in this lot belongs to collection 11456.

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A Montreal based consignor who began collecting seriously 6 years ago when a good friend whose appreciation of wine led them to monthly tastings of rare and fine wine. She has been purchasing at a rate that will be difficult to consume and wanted to share some of their wines with others, through auction. All the bottles in this auction were sourced through the SAQ and have been stored in a eurocave or transtherm wine cooler.
The wine in this lot has a score of 96-98 from Robert Parker and the following tasting note -The 2020 Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru is a rich, sensual wine that bursts from the glass with aromas of blackberries, loamy soil, smoked meats, exotic spices, rose petals, orange rind and black truffles. Full-bodied, multidimensional and fleshy, it's broad and concentrated, with a more generous, muscular profile than the precise, tightly wound Chambertin. Which will ultimately emerge superior is anyone's guess, but the Clos de Bèze is obviously more forward at this early juncture. The 2020 harvest chez Rousseau began on August 24th, with below-average yields, as was so often the case in Pinot Noir up and down the Côte. Cyrielle Rousseau admires the wines' unexpected freshness and attractive natural balance, an admiration I share. Unusually saturated in hue and undeniably concentrated, though not at the expense of the suave Rousseau house style, readers with the necessary connections and disposable income shouldn't hesitate to acquire these wines. Given their structure and vibrant acids, it wouldn't surprise me if these shut down after bottling, even if I don't think they will ever seem actively austere, so plan on exercising a bit of patience.