“The wine with a long future”
The Rousseau 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques 1996 is a brilliant wine from Gevrey-Chambertin – the largest wine-producing village in Burgundy’s Côte d’Or, located in the far north of the Côtes de Nuits, that produces some of the world’s most prestigious and expensive red wines.
Widely regarded as being Burgundy’s most full-bodied and structured, the 1er Cru vineyards of this village have a particular intensity of color, aromas, flavors and impressive longevity. Wines can develop in the bottle for several decades. These qualities, combined with the village’s solid reputation, have made Gevrey-Chambertin earn a solid reputation as the “king” of Burgundy wines.
As an excellent example, the Rousseau 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques 1996 shows the best characteristics of the region. It offers a very classy bouquet of cherries and plums, fresh herb tones, coffee, tobacco, a great base of soil and wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied with a powerful core of fruit, perfect focus and balance, elegant tannins, tangy acids and excellent length on the very long and complex finish. This is a terrific wine, which has enormous potential to fully age in coming decades. Age-ability 2019-2045.
Amsterdam, September 17th 2019