Value Through Time: Burgundy 1932-2016 (Aug 2021)

The 2004 Chambertin Grand Cru from Rousseau has a rather stemmy, slightly mulchy nose, which is expected from this vintage, irrespective of how noble the vineyard or producer. It is nicely defined, with brown spices developing, though here is it predictably dwarfed by the 1996. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip and hints of kirsch, Bing cherry, tobacco and stewed black tea, though I find the finish a little short and bitter. Drink soon. Tasted at Noizé restaurant in London.