Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2008, Armand Rousseau
Another wine tasted from the barrel at the domaine. This Ruchottes blew us away and was voted the best wine tasted during a 4 day trip to 20 domaines in Burgundy. The initial aromas are mind-blowing and thrilling. Pure cassis and dark, wild strawberry with wonderful sweetness. Evolves into ripe plum and blackberry. Words alone can not explain the purity, sexiness and beauty of the aromas. More backwards on the palate but the robust structure and ripe fruit body suggest an excellent future. Without a doubt one of the top Côte-de-Nuits wines of the 2008 vintage.