As we said in a thank you note for Rossignol-Trapet's 2019 vintage cask samples, "the tasting could only have been better had it been at the domaine itself"! In 2019, the witnes maintained their essential purity and classicism, but with additional generous, and in some cases "ebullient" fruit (to use Neal Martin's phrase).
Each year, tasting their grand cru wines is a highlight and 2019 was no exception, despite our tasting in Aldeburgh rather than Gevrey! To be crude and talk about points for a moment, it is worth noting that Neal Martin scores the Chapelle-Chambertin 94-96 points, compared with 91-93 points for Armand Rousseau's Charmes-Chambertin. The Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes scores 86-88 points, the exact same score as Rousseau's.
Points do neither wine justice, but they do shed light on some of the idiosyncrasies of market prices for the most sought-after burgundies. In short, Rossignol-Trapet's wines are undervalued and you should snap them up.
Offered en primeur, landing autumn 2021.