Score: 93 Points The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
"Rousseau's 2017 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru is showing nicely, wafting from the glass with inviting aromas of red berries, plums and peonies mingled with hints of cedar, raw cocoa and mandarin orange. Medium to full-bodied, supple and enveloping, it's soft and charming, with melting tannins and an ample core of fruit. Generous and demonstrative, like many 2017s it has picked up a bit of richness and depth in bottle."
Score: 95 Points Wine Spectator Online Author: Bruce Sanderson
Date: Monday, March 2, 2020
"Elegant and dense, with cherry, iron, stone and spice flavors fused to firm, dusty tannins. The fruit is locked up tight, revealing potential on the long, fruit- and spice-filled aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2042. 132 cases imported."
Score: 93 Points Vinous Author: Neal Martin
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
"The 2016 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru has a sultry, earthy bouquet with touches of oyster shell coming through with aeration. It never quite kicks into fifth gear though. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red berry fruit laced with orange rind and brown spices. It gains more complexity and nuance towards the finish with an attractive saline aftertaste. Not the most memorable Charmes-Chambertin that I have encountered, but there is no denying that it is very well crafted. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting."
Score: 99 Points Wine Spectator Online Author: Bruce Sanderson
Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019
"This majestic red offers a beam of succulent, pure cherry, oak spice, sandalwood and cinnamon notes. Intensely flavored, with a distinctive creaminess and harmony. Expands on the finish, where all the components come together, tying this up neatly on the lingering spice- and mineral-infused aftertaste. Best from 2024 through 2048. 73 cases imported."
- Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
"(from a 1.4 ha parcel of roughly 20 year old vines that is situated one-third in Charmes proper and the remainder in Mazoyères). This is the first wine to display any appreciable level of reduction and in this case it’s enough to dominate the underlying fruit. Otherwise there is good detail and excellent punch to the beguilingly delicious, intense and focused medium-bodied flavors that are shaped by relatively fine-grained tannins on the mildly austere, beautifully complex and solidly persistent finish. I like the potential of this balanced effort that should amply repay extended cellaring if desired."
Grade: 91-93 points