Domaine Roumier

Poor old Christophe had bust his foot whilst on his bike, so was hobbling around on crutches. I say ‘hobbling’, but he seemed to be moving around faster than me.

This was an amazing selection of wines; the 2008s are studded with a sparkling intensity which will charge these wines with pleasure throughout their lives. I did taste obscenely well on this trip.

Chambolle-Musigny 2008

Lovely, lovely fruit on the nose, and that fruit continues on the palate. Quite lovely. Yum.

Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru Clos de la Bussiere 2008

Bit reduced but again the fruit seems very nice. Its got that Morey fruit/tannin tension. Good acidity and good concentration too.

Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru les Cras 2008

Expressive nose of beautiful fruit. The palate has real elegance and refinement with lovely fruit and great balance. Love that finish, man.

Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru les Amoureuses 2008

The nose is a bit quaquaversal, but the palate has super elegance and is really silky. Great length and purity. Oh yeah, this will be special. Special in a good way.

Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2008

There is a hint of liquorice on the nose, which I rather like. Lots of cherry and generally ripe red fruit there. All the power of a Grand Cru but fresh and delicate. Super lovely.

Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2008

It is a bit subdued on the nose, but you can tell its profound beauty. Super attractive triple plus. Indeed, the palate is so beautiful and harmonious I feel somewhat lost for words. I’m grinning a lot.

Chambolle-Musigny 2007

Really quite ripe. Incredible fruit. I defy you to find even two more delicious village wines.

Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru les Amoureuses 2007

Ripe again but as sculpted and beautiful as a Sarah-Jane Selwood reconstruction. Silky and smooth tannins, but with bright, fresh acidity. This is sex-tastic.