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2006 Rousseau Armand, Clos des RuchottesDec. 2008
Medium colour. Wide, seamless aromatics – super. In the mouth this is fresh and fine, underpinned with fine tannin. The finish is quite subtle, but just goes on and on – my type of wine.
2002 Rousseau Armand, Clos des RuchottesNov. 2005
Medium, medium-plus cherry-red. The nose is a little tight, high tones over a tight red and black centre. Wide and fresh palate, very elegant, fine tannins leave a soft coating on your teeth and gums. Understated but very well read, this can talk to you on any level you wish. Lovely.
1997 Rousseau Armand, Clos des RuchottesNov. 2003
Medium ruby, just a little browner at the rim. The nose has fresh red berries as a top note but if you stop swirling, the glass gradually fills with a vanilla note. The palate is also quite fresh with very good acidity. The wine seems at first to be a little slight despite intense fruit but in the end I put this down to how the primary the fruit was showing – more like a 1996. The tannins are deftly hidden but very velvety. Very, very elegant and very tasty – also just a touch of vanilla on the finish. This excellent wine has gorgeous balance and should have a very long life.
2001 Rousseau Armand, Clos des RuchottesJul. 2003
Medium cherry. Very obvious, unsubtle oak on the nose, but there is something sweet and red behind this wall. The oak is a little less obvious on the palate, nice mouthfeel with very good fruit. Still a good wine.
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