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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
  • EE1714
  • EE1714
Lot 353

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

Estimate: CAD$4,500 - CAD$6,600

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CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000
This lot is comprised of 1 bottle(s) of 2020 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin Grand Cru - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $4500 - $6600 with a reserve of $3500. The wine in this lot belongs to collection 11327.

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A WSET certified collector who became more interested in wine as he continued to learn about it. He began his cellar about six years ago, sourcing from the LCBO, SAQ, through trusted agencies, bottle shops, and auctions. Everything was stored under temperature and humidity control.
The wine in this lot has a score of 95-97 from Robert Parker and the following tasting note -Rousseau's 2020 Chambertin Grand Cru is brilliant, unwinding in the glass with aromas of wild berries, orange rind, plums, exotic spices, Egyptian musk, woodsmoke and rose petals. Full-bodied, velvety and concentrated, it's deep and tightly wound, with striking intensity and energy. Still very primary, even after a year's élevage, it will require patience, but it's a magical Chambertin in the making. 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.