Red, Ready, but will improve

2009 Chambolle-Musigny, Les Cras,1er Cru Domaine Georges Roumier

2009 Chambolle-Musigny, Les Cras,1er Cru Domaine Georges Roumier

Red | Ready, but will improve | Code:  6092 | 2009 | France > Burgundy > Cote de Nuits > Chambolle Musigny | Pinot Noir | Medium-Full Bodied, Dry | 13.0 % alcohol

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Scores and Reviews

The Wine Advocate

91-93/100

Burghound

90-92/100

Jancis

16.5/20

Parker

91-93/100

The Wine Advocate - Roumiers 2009 Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras can sometimes be a bit edgy, but not in 2009. A cool vein of minerality supports the expressive fruit all the way through to the long, intense finish.
(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - May 2011)

Burghound - The 2009 Chambolle-Musigny "Les Cras" is ripe but definitely fresher and without the reductive funk to the pure red pinot liqueur-like nose trimmed in both spice and mineral nuances, both of which can be found on the detailed, intense and stylish flavors that brim with plenty of dry extract, all wrapped in an explosive, focused and lingering finish. A classic Les Cras 1er Cru wine that is really quite classy.
(Allen Meadows, burghound.com, Jan 01, 2011)

Jancis - Very sweet and round and easy – perhaps without quite the zest of the Combottes. Charming, though Christophe finds it straight and more angular... which perhaps it is on the finish.
(Jancis Robinson MW-jancisrobinson.com, Jan 2011)

Parker - Roumiers 2009 Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras can sometimes be a bit edgy, but not in 2009. A cool vein of minerality supports the expressive fruit all the way through to the long, intense finish.
(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - May 2011)

The Grape

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

The Region

Chambolle Musigny

Chambolle produces the most elegant wines in the Côte de Nuits, having more active chalk and less clay in the soil than the other villages. The wines may be a little lighter in colour and less tannic than Gevrey-Chambertin but they have a sublime concentration of fruit. Village Chambolle-Musigny usually provides excellent value.

Le Musigny is one of the top half-dozen vineyards in Burgundy, producing wines of extraordinary intensity and yet with a magical velvety character. Les Amoureuses is immediately appealing, a wonderfully sensual wine which deserves Grand Cru status. Bonnes Mares tends to have a firmer structure and ages very well

  • 94 hectares of village Chambolle-Musigny.
  • 61 hectares of Premier Cru vineyards (24 in all). The finest vineyards include Les Amoureuses, Les Charmes, Les Fuées, Les Baudes and Sentiers.
  • 24 hectares of Grand Cru vineyard - Bonnes Mares and Le Musigny.
  • Recommended producers:  de Vogüé, Mugnier, Roumier, Barthod.
  • Recommended restaurant: Le Chambolle 

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