Trying the wines of Rousseau in a nice vintage is always a treat , however as their pricing keeps going up, you start to worry before opening a bottle if the experience is going to be worth the cost.
We opened recently a 1999 Gevrey Villages, which was a very well made wine, the robe is intense - almost pitch black - with strong viscosity, seeming to be still a young wine by that token.
The nose was a animal and slightly woody, however after 10mn of oxygenation the overall impression was quite balanced .
The mouth was a tiny bit short; there is no question that the wine is very well made but it is already starting to show aromas of sous-bois, mushrooms and black cherries. It is a very pleasant wine to drink now and will probably be so for a few more years.