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Tasting Notes

WA93

The 2009 Chambolle-Musigny Les Combottes presents an intriguing and inviting melange of dark red cherries, mint, licorice and spices. There is wonderful depth to the fruit as the wine continues to open up in the glass. This is a decidedly dark, powerful style of Chambolle, but it works, and quite beautifully, too. It will be interesting to see the direction the Combottes takes over the coming years. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.


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The Winery

Domaine G. Roumier

"We don’t make Pinot Noir; we make wines from terroir which expresses itself through Pinot Noir."
- Christophe Roumier

Seductive, sophisticated, synchronized and sought-after. These are the words that come up over and over, critic to critic, enthusiast to enthusiast, in the discussion of Domaine Georges Roumier. It is celebrated as one of the premier estates of Cote d’Or, producing wines from Chambolle Musigny, “Les Amoureuses”, Bonnes Mares, Clos Vougeot, Musigny and Morey St. Denis. The juice is sensual and even in the most difficult of vintages, always over-delivers, which speaks to the fruit and to the fine winemaking led by Christophe Roumier. Stylistically, the wines are truly vehicles for the terroir to the palate. They are bright, concentrated, and elegant with just enough fruit.

"At this point, one could easily submit that this Domaine is one of the dozen strongest estates in Burgundy today. It just doesn't seem to miss, as is evident by the superb 1982's and 1986's, light vintages where even some of the most renowned properties stubbed a toe. Roumier, instead issued some of its prettiest wines from those vintages, especially in '86."
- Matt Kramer, Making Sense of Burgundy

Vintages to look for: 1962, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005.

www.roumier.com



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