Domaine Georges Roumier is one of the very best producers in Chambolle Musigny. Georges Roumier is producing a quite big selection of red Burgundies, from village Chambolle Musigny to Musigny Grand Cru – and all the wines are normally among the very best wines from the terroir.
The is still very young, fresh and undeveloped – but quite forward and extrovert. In the nose red berry fruit – slightly candied – spiced with vanilla and liquorice. On the palate quite rich and lush fruit … not fully in harmony on day one with the alcohol slightly forward. After 24 hours – more weight and depth in the fruit and the hint of alcohol has disappeared. Really need time to unfold – but the potential is fine – the 07 Roumiers are among the stars of the vintage.… Read the full article →
The Chambolle Muigny 2007 village from Roumier is still youthful – but also unexpectedly open and ready to please. In the bouquet fresh and playful red berry fruit with some darker notes of blue berries and cassis. On the palate juicy red berry fruit – quite vibrant, rich and airy – with a slight candied note. It’s quite accessible and red fruited for the age – has lovely balance and length for this level. Really adore the nerve and juicyness in this wine ….… Read the full article →
The Morey Saint Denis Clos de la Bussiere 2010 from Roumier is really showing it’s potential. Lovely transparent nose with raspberries, cherries and blueberries spiced by a lovely earthy minerality. On platate very fine intense fruit … transparent .. cool and balanced – so typical for the 2010 vintage. It’s more dense and muscular than the Mugnier Marechale 2010 .. but perhaps lacking a bit of it’s airyness in the fruit. One of the best Bussieres I have tasted … lovely and showing much better than 6 month ago.… Read the full article →
The Chambolle Les Cras 2009 is still very very youthful, but starting to show more Chambolle character and minerality. The bouquet is still very much primary aromas, with red berry fruit – but is starting to show a nice spicy Chambolle minerality. The fruit in the nose is finely balanced with some fresh elements of forest berries, and some more hot liquorice notes. The palate is shaping up beautifully like many other 09s … it’s quite focused and the cooler red notes in the fruit is taking over.… Read the full article →
The Bonnes Mares 2004 from Roumier is quite impressive for the vintage .. but still need time to unfold fully. The bouquet offer crystal clear dark red and black fruits, it’s linear, very pure and only showing few mature red notes. On the palate it’s quite tight and focused with a very pure cool pinot fruit – no greenness here. It’s not a big and dense wine, but it offers purity and focus. Currently it’s a bit on the austere side – so I would give it 5 years more in the cellar to release some more expressive mature fruit.… Read the full article →
The Chambolle Musigny Combottes 2010 from Georges Roumier is a lovely effort. In the bouquet raspberries, dark cherries and red forest berries – spiced with a distinct Chambolle minerality. On the palate very good concentration for this level – loads of juicy pinot fruit – balanced by a fine acidity and the quite strong mineralic backbone. Is quite dense and dark now and not showing the ultimate transparancy – a fine, quite complex and beautiful 2010 from Roumier – but really needs time.… Read the full article →
I have always been ambivalent about Clos de la Bussiere from Roumier – as it lacks the playfull minerality of the Chambolle wines from Roumier. But when it reach full maturity it really delivers pleasure and drinkability. The 2010 edition offers quite cool red and dark fruits in the bouquet, with notes of red and dark cherries, cassis and hints of forest berries. On the palate slightly on lush and dense side for a 2010 … not displaying ultimate transparancy at the moment.… Read the full article →
The Chambolle Musigny Les Combottes 2005 from Georges Roumier is still very young and backward. In the bouquet dark fruits – notes of prune, cassis and raspberries. On the palate it’s very dense, fleshy and powerful. The fruit expression is currently muscular and slightly stewed – lacking some Burgundian charm and refinement. Need at least 10 years more in the cellar, and will keep for more than two decades. The 05s are big and very powerful wines .. they really need a lot of time before they will be truly enjoyable.… Read the full article →
The 2006 Les Cras is quite open and ready to rock …. it’s not matured, but still very accessible. In the bouquet fine raspberry notes, with hints of redcurrant and black cherries. The nose is intense, fresh and rich. On the palate loads of ripe fresh fruit, again fine medium sweet raspberry aromas with a hint of strawberry. A good balance of tannins, minerality and acidity. Quite loosely knit – but a lovely balanced wine, fine expression of the terroir … drinking quite well.… Read the full article →
The Bonnes Mares 2002 from Roumier is still very young and rather closed. In the bouquet a quite powerfull and meaty fruit, with spices and a fine minerality. After some time in the glass more refined with perfumed aromas of raspberries and a hint of cassis. On the palate very tightly knit, with a core of ripe fruit. After some time in the glass it starts to show a little more, but needs at least 10 years to loosen up. Has wonderful balance and refinement will without doubt be fantastic when it’s mature.… Read the full article →
The 1990 Clos de la Bussiere from Roumier is fully mature now. In the bouquet very enticing red ad dark fruit, with elements of forrest, truffle and orange peel. On the palate layers of mature red and dark fruit, slightly rustic. Still fresh and lively fruit, good length and balance. Not the most complex terroir, but nevertheless a quite refined wine. Very enjoyable.
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The Chambolle Les Cras 1995 from Georges Roumier is a beautiful wine. The bouquet offer red and sweet fruit, orange notes and a slight hint of fresh tobacco leaves. On the palate refined tart red fruits, feminine with a very nice balance and length. Good minereality, and while Les Cras is not the most refined vineyard in Chambolle, this wine really is a beauty. Still a tight core of fruit waiting to resolve, but a great pleasure now. This is how matured Burgundy should be!… Read the full article →
The Bonnes Mares 2001 from Roumier is beginning to show matured notes.The bouquet is quite open, with elements of mature red fruits – raspberries and dark cherries. Hint of orange and tar – completing a really beautiful almost perfumed nose. On the palate a different story. Quite tight, with a almost solid core of red and darker fruits, good acidity and minerality. After some time in the glass it starts to open slightly, revealing more complex layers of fruit and minerality.… Read the full article →
Celebrating the New Year is associated with good friends, nice food and a lot of good wines. This year was no exception, as quite many good bottles was on the table.
We always taste the some of the wines while preparing the food. Some of the wines are tasted at the table …. thus making detailed comments impossible.