1999 Rousseau Clos St. Jacques: A Glorious Vintage!


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Four beautiful bottles of 1999 Rousseau Clos St. Jacques available today!
From the outset, the 1999 red Burgundies offered a rare combination of charm and power. Most of the top wines were balanced and alluring from the start, but their evolution has been a slow one and these still have plenty of life ahead of them. With 24 years under their belts, these are in the zone and a guaranteed A+ drinking experience waiting to happen. 

Armand Rousseau makes magic out of his vines in Clos St. Jacques. This vineyard is Gevery-Chambertin’s most prestigious Premier Cru and along with its neighbor to the North, Les Cazetiers, is widely considered to be of Grand Cru quality. The pair consistently produce some of the village’s most expensive wines – some even rivaling those from the legendary Grand Cru of Chambertin. These full bodied & intoxicatingly fragrant expressions of Pinot Noir are considered among Gevrey’s finest.

We are offering these for the lowest price in the country - Next best is over $4,000 per bottle! 
"Simply glorious. Gorgeous, rich, sweet and already at its peak though with quite enough guts to continue to give pleasure. What a treat it was to taste this. Even more so to drink it." - Jancis Robinson




1999 Rousseau Clos St. Jacques

The 1999 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 1er Cru has long been one of my favourite vintages, not that I get to taste it that often. It has an almost extravagant bouquet that delivers plush Morello cherry, wild strawberry and light cassis aromas and with aeration, these ebb to reveal more tertiary notes and a touch of pencil shavings. The palate displays exquisite balance, this being 1999, more fuller and corpulent than other vintages. This particular bottle demonstrates more structure towards the finish than I expected, exerting stupendous grip to remind you that it might be almost 20 years old, but it has 20 or perhaps even 30 years ahead of it. Magnificent. - Neil Martin for Vinous, 97 points (tasted in 2019)

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