Armand Rousseau Mazis Chambertin 2010
WA94-96: The 2010 Mazy-Chambertin is explosive and totally beautiful in every way. Sweet red berries, roses, mint and hard candy come together in a striking display of class. Rousseau says the Mazy gets better with age, a frightening prospect considering just how good the wine is today. An endless, seamless finish is the only fitting conclusion. The Mazy is flat-out great.
VM91-94: Bright, deep red. Lovely clarity and lift to the aromas of cherry, rose petal and game, complicated by a whiff of honey. Juicy and nicely delineated, with superb energy to the flavors of medicinal red cherry, raspberry and pomegranate. Still tightly wound but the tannins are suave and the lingering red cherry flavor mounts slowly on the very long aftertaste. Rousseau believes that this fruit has been riper since 2009, but notes that nothing has changed in his vineyard work; he still pulls leaves every year, even in 2009.