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2005 Domaine Georges Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru

  • 95 WA
  • 94 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 58279-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($185) Good deep, bright red. Urgent aromas of crushed dark fruits and white pepper; brilliantly delineated but extremely unevolved. Then wonderfully juicy and bright in the mouth, with complex mocha and game hints adding interest to the concentrated, sappy berry flavors. Dense, classically dry and thoroughly ripe grand cru that's still a bit closed in on itself. The very long, slow-mounting finish features substantial suave tannins and terrific underlying structure. This should evolve in bottle for at least a couple of decades.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2008
  • Burghound | Rating: 94

    A much more deeply pitched, cooler and more serious nose featuring aromas of dark berry fruit, floral notes and nuances of truffle, stone and game give way to intense, minerally and relatively cool full-bodied but precise flavors that offer a sophisticated and elegant mouth feel and superb finishing punch. There is real depth to the underlying material and while the tannic spine is not invisible, I suspect it will be more in evidence with age as the youthful pinot baby fat completely drenches the palate at present. In sum, this is an understated but great Ruchottes.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2005 Ruchottes-Chambertin is from rented vines. A nose of faintly-bitter black fruits, licorice, brown spices, and smoked meat ushers in a rich though firm, fine-grained palate exposition of blackberry, blueberry, licorice, savory meatiness, and wet stone, leading to a finish of formidable length, precocious polish and refinement, and pristine clarity of infectiously bright and invigorating fresh, tart berry fruit and saline minerality.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    This is also en metayage and was bought by a collector in 1977, the same time as Rousseau and Mugnier acquired their Ruchottes parcels. Very deep crimson with aromas of compost, game and damp leaves, Chewy, lively, not enormous weight but crackling taffeta texture. Quite airborne and ethereal. Lively and long. Roumier says he will bottle this one late.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
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  • Georges Roumier married his way into some of the best vineyard holdings in the Cote d'Or, back in 1924. He gained a wife from Chambolle and the vineyards as part of the dowry. Grand Cru blocks in Bonnes-Mares, Clos de Vougeot, Musigny, and Corton Charlemagne produce highly sought-after wines year after year. Christophe Roumier, Georges' son, has run the domaine since 1982, when he took over management of his family's 14.2 hectares of vines. He is regarded as one of the finest winemakers in the Cote de Nuit, one who strives to create authentic representations of each of his diverse plots.

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    Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 66 bottles owned
    • 24 collectors