Domaine Christophe Roumier

Christophe Roumier is a charming chap and his wines are charming too. His wines are personal favourites of mine and are usually worth seeking out in any vintage. Roumier and Mugnier are the best sources of Chambolle.

Chambolle-Musigny 2005

Very pretty fruit, but it is not short on concentration. The palate is lovely and charming. Very good indeed for a village.

Morey St. Denis Premier Cru Clos de la Bussiere 2005

Darker fruit on the nose. It is quite ripe. Nice tannic structure. A good wine.

Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru les Cras 2005

A dense, brooding nose of ripe fruit. Nicely structured palate with a lot of cherry fruit. This has the balance to be a very good wine indeed.

Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru les Amoureuses 2005

Very ripe, dark fruit nose. Intense and brooding. The palate has very good concentration but it does not lack finesse. Very long. An excellent premier cru.

Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2005

Very intense nose of ripe cherries. Very earthy and very complex. The palate is quite delicious with plenty of ripe fruit and a lovely structure. Quite delicious. Yum yum.

Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2005

Red soil cuvée: Really powerful nose of dark fruit. It is almost meaty. The palate is incredibly concentrated and rich with fruit. This is a bit of a butch wine, but quite delicious nonetheless.
White soil cuvée: The nose is a bit more closed, the malolactic fermentation is less advanced. This shows as some gassiness on the palate. This seems more vivid and lively than the red soil cuvée. Still delicious, though. These two cuvées will be blended to make the final wine.

Musigny Grand Cru 2005

Christophe does not make much of this, so it was a rare treat to try it. Smells really beautiful with a lovely perfume. Beautiful structure with real complexity. Very long. This is a brilliant Musigny.

Chambolle-Musigny 2004

Nice fruit, pretty fruit. This is a nice, stylish, light-bodied Chambolle.

Morey St. Denis Premier Cru Clos de la Bussiere 2004

Denser, darker fruit. The tannins have a hint of greenness, but it is not distracting. It has got reasonable length. Nice enough.

Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2004

Dense nose of ripe, dark fruit. The palate is quite powerful, but it has a good backbone of minerality and acid. Nice balance. Delicious.

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2005

Very fruity and very mineral nose. Tres Corton. Very mineral palate, quite dense and buttery. Very long. Considering its youthful state this is quite impressive.