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    2015 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos des Beze Grand Cru

    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $3999. 00 Bottle
    $47988.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Once again the wood treatment is in evidence but it's by no means intrusive as it easily allows for the clear expression of the plum, black cherry, lavender, violet and tea aromas. The exceptionally rich and impressively dense broad-shouldered flavors also exhibit excellent minerality and almost as much power on the massively long finish. As is usually the case when one compares these two wines, this is finer and offers a distinctly different expression than the Chambertin. The Bèze typically shows a bit better and more completely young and then after 15 to 20 years the Chambertin often surpasses it. Which you will like better is often very much a question of preference but in 2015 the Chambertin appears to hold the slightest of edges. Time will of course tell but it would be fair to observe that they both possess enormous development potential.
    97 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    Bright, dark red. Riper and more exotic today than the Chambertin, but with its aromas of dark fruits, spices and flowers a bit blocked by an element of exotic oak. Densely packed but extremely backward and imploded, and much harder to taste than the Chambertin, as the wine's fruit and licorice flavors are suppressed in the early going. Finishes classically dry and a bit unyielding; the substantial dusty tannins are ultimately rather suave but will require considerable bottle aging. I should note that this wine was also tough going a year ago from the barrel.
    95+ points
    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous

    The 2015 Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru is spectacular, wafting from the glass with a dramatic bouquet of sweet grilled meat, red and black fruit, candied peel and rich soil. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and powerful, with a lavishly gourmand attack that evokes the 2009 rendition, but this quickly segues into the mid-palate of an altogether more tautly structural, serious wine, its considerable dimension and concentration underwritten by racy acids. The finish is long and firm. This is a monumental Clos de Bèze built for the long haul.
    97 points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate #236 (Apr 2018)