Robert Parker – 94
For some reason, this 1995 Chambertin is not quite firing on all cylinders, even though it is a lovely wine. It has a seductive bouquet with Morello, strawberry, a light marine influence and hints of Provencal herbs filtering through with time, though never quite achieving the bravura performance of the 1996 (for example.) The palate has a very fine lattice of tannins and perfect acidity, moderate weight in the mouth with beguiling symmetry, yet there is not the density of nobility of the succeeding vintage from Rousseau. Don’t feel guilty popping the cork now, but of course there is another ten years of pleasure for those who prefer to wait.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2028
Vinous – 95
Rousseau’s 1995 Chambertin is bright, precise and wonderfully nuanced. There is a sense of translucent brilliance to the 1995 that is simply compelling. Sweet red berry fruit and floral notes show striking energy throughout. What a lovely Burgundy this is.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027
JancisRobinson.com – 18.5
Deep colour – still looks very vibrant dark ruby with some paleness at the rim. Candy and meatiness on the nose. Jewelly. Very sweet and rich and explosive on the palate. A hint of strawberry jujubes but lots of pleasure and some very polished tannins. Lively and rich and flirtatious. Overall very polished and complex.
Anticipated maturity: 2010-2035