2008 Georges Roumier - Bonnes Mares 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Nuits - Chambolle Musigny | Grand Cru/ Red / Pinot Noir   |     Watch

WS 94   WA 93-94   BH 93   IWC 93(+?)?   JR 18-  
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Very expressive, with floral, spice, red fruit and mineral aromas and flavors. Silky and long, with a bit of oak that requires time to be resolved. Shows fine harmony and a mineral-tinged aftertaste.

Drink Dates: 2014-2028
Author: Bruce Sanderson

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 93-94

Red raspberry and rhubarb allied to herbal elixir, brown spices, as well as citrus zest, curry, and white pepper pungency make for a head-turning nose and tongue-tingling, tonsil-shaking palate performance and finish from Roumier's 2008 Bonnes Mares. Here is one of those 2008s of striking cut and clarity; so vibrant it seems to be electrically charged. Indeed, its sheer audacity may not appeal to every pinotphile. Roasted meat juices and chalky as well as saline minerality add complexity. The abundant though fine tannins and pungent as well as bitter elements might take this in a more austere direction after bottling - "I think it could have benefited from 10% less new wood," Roumier remarks - but I am confident of a rebound and would anticipate a memorable experience from bottles at roughly 8-18 years of age.

Author: David Schildknecht
Issue: 189

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Burghound | Rating: 93

A background touch of wood spice surrounds red berry fruit, plum and floral notes that include violet and rose, animale and soil tones that continue on the earth-inflected, rich, sappy and moderately concentrated but gorgeously balanced flavors that possess real character and excellent power on the impressively long and youthfully austere finish. This has both style and personality but what really distinguishes it is how complete it is.

Drink Dates: 2020+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 41

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93(+?)?

Good full medium red. Aromas of wild berries, pepper, smoke and underbrush. Rich, sweet and floral but without quite the energy of the Amoureuses. More powerful on the back end but less subtle and pristine. "Like a big mass today" is the way Roumier describes this large-scaled but rather monolithic wine. This was from riper fruit than most of the other 2008s here: 12.7% natural alcohol, chaptalized to 13.2%.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 155

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18-

Deep for Roumier. Mid crimson. Really quite rich on the nose for Roumier and certainly very expressive even at this early stage. Rich and super fruity. Almost boiled sweet/candy flavours. A little lighter than de Vogüé and Mugnier, but precise. Racy. Ballerina build again, although it may eventually prove to have great strength underneath!

Drink Dates: 2013-2022
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Average rating: 93, based on 5 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

99 bottles owned by 29 collectors.

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About This Producer

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.

See other similar producers: Domaine Gros Frere et Soeur, Domaine Claude Dugat, Domaine Robert Groffier Pere & Fils

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir

Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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