2014 Domaine Georges Roumier Chambolle-Musigny ‘Les Cras’ 1er Cru

$1,750.00

The domaine was founded in 1924 by Georges Roumier, who began domaine bottling in 1945. He was succeeded in 1957 by his son Jean-Marie and now grandson Christophe, who joined his father in 1982 and took over completely in 1992. Most of the wines are rented (en fermage) from family members although Ruchottes Chambertin is held on a share cropping deal with an external proprietor, Michel Bonnefond. The wines are seductively fruity in their youth yet with excellent ageing potential.

The grapes are sorted in the vineyard, with a table de tri at the winery since 2003. They are mostly destemmed, albeit depending on vineyard and vintage, with a few more stems being used recently – then placed in wooden fermenters. The juice is given a cool soak at 15° then allowed to start naturally. The juice is punched down twice a day and temperature controlled so as not to exceed 32°C.

There is no great reliance on new wood in the maturation cellar, with 15-25% being used for village wines, 25-40% for premiers crus and no more than 50% for Bonnes Mares. In recent years Christophe has been searching for, and achieving, a greater sense of precision in his wines.

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Description

91-93 Points Allen Meadows
Firm reduction pushes the underlying fruit to the background though it does seem ripe. There is more volume and certainly more punch to the overtly stony medium weight flavors that possess outstanding delineation before terminating in a youthfully austere, saline, focused and relatively power finish that offers impressive persistence. Textbook Les Cras.

92-94 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2014 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru les Cras has a strict and quite compelling bouquet, more black than red fruit with a subtle estuarine influence coming through. The palate is quite saline on the entry. Here it reverts to a more red fruit profile, very harmonious, but there are firm tannins here and hints of salted licorice towards the deep and bewitching finish. The kind of wine that makes you pause for thought.

Additional information

Producer

Domaine Georges Roumier

Vintage

2014

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Region

Burgundy

Sub Region

Chambolle Musigny

Types

Red

Size

Bottle