Roumier Georges Bonnes Mares 2005
External Reviews for Roumier Georges Bonnes Mares
The 2008 Morey St. Denis Clos de la Bussiere is sweet, sensual and totally beguiling, Dark cherries, herbs, violets and white flowers are some of the nuances that emerge from this precise, striking wine. An underpinning of minerality accentuates the energy of the fruit and the wine s overall persistence. This is a gorgeous 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028.
A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 2008 Domaine Georges Roumier Bonnes Mares 750ml
Roumier's 2008 Chambolle-Musigny - tasted soon after its January bottling - is scented with fresh cherry, its pits, and red currant in a manner that presages its brightness and piquancy on the palate. Forest floor and clean meaty elements as well as hints of cinnamon and nutmeg emerge as this opens to the air, all nicely complimenting the wine's fresh fruit edge, as does its incipiently silken texture. This finishes long and vibrant, with alluring spice and pure fruit. I would plan to enjoy it over the next half dozen years.
A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 2005 Domaine Georges Roumier Chambolle Musigny 750ml
Roumier vinifies separately and later assembles the fruits of white chalk and red (iron-rich) parcels that inform his 2005 Bonnes Mares. At the time of my visit he had retained one pure barrel of each component as an investigation into terroir and the results were as fascinating as the blended wine is fascinatingly and profoundly beautiful. The ferrous lot (55% of the final assemblage) displays ripe blackberry and raspberry berries, along with (red soil-born) pungent smokiness, Chartreuse-like herbal and floral essences. A liqueur-like presentation of black fruits temporarily overshadows the mysterious (white rock-born) meld of chalky minerality and beef marrow that wells up gradually on a creamy palate with tannins of utmost refinement. The tension and energy are riveting lending the wine a dynamic, fleet-of-foot impression for all of its manifestly huge extract with incisive brightness of palate-staining fruit and vibrant minerality leading to a finish of sensational clarity and length. Even here, by the way, Roumier employs only around 40% new wood. - One senses that Christophe Roumier considers 2005 a high point of his career, and my visit with him was among the high points of my recent trip. He describes this as a classic vintage lending itself to very calm, classic vinification, which given the opportunities afforded by perfectly healthy, firm, dry, ripe fruit involved triage almost solely to remove ladybugs, and included around 25% whole clusters in the fermenters at the Premier Cru level and 50% at that of Grand Cru. RP
Roumier vinifies separately and later assembles the fruits of white chalk and red (iron-rich) parcels that inform his 2005 Bonnes Mares. At the time of my visit he had retained one pure barrel of each component as an investigation into terroir and th... Robert Parker. A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 2005 Domaine Georges Roumier Bonnes Mares 750ml
A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 2005 Domaine Georges Roumier Morey St Denis Clos de la Bussiere 750ml