Tasting Notes

Good bright red. Lovely perfumed aromas and flavors of red cherry and rose petal. Sappy and creamy on the palate--in fact almost voluptuous for a young Rousseau wine--but without quite the delineation or distinction of the following samples I tasted here. Finishes juicy and spicy. These vines belong to the Château de Gevrey-Chambertin, which was purchased by a Chinese businessman in 2012. Rousseau has been managing the vineyards while the château itself is being restored. He pulled up the oldest vines here (80 years of age) this year for replanting but the remaining plants still average 60 years of age.