Domaine Georges Roumier Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Cras 2016
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Domaine Georges Roumier
Country: France Region: Burgundy
District: Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru
Grapes Varieties: Pinot Noir
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
AM=93 Here too there is a background hint of wood framing the super-fresh if cool and restrained aromas of liqueur-like red cherry, rose petal and subtle spice whiffs. There is excellent concentration to the succulent yet well-detailed and intensely mineral-inflected flavors that are blessed with plenty of sappy dry extract that also serves to buffer the moderately firm core of tannins shaping the beautifully persistent finish that also flashes a suggestion of warmth. This is terrific and should age gracefully yet the copious level of sap should permit it to drink reasonably well young too. AG=91-93.
WA=92-94 The 2016 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru les Cras was cropped at just 10.5 hectoliters per hectare due to the frost damage. Yet still, it has retained a very complex and mineral-driven bouquet with discrete scents of sea cave and oyster shell permeating the red and black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin that frames a surprisingly juicy Chambolle-Musigny considering the frost damage. Then toward the last third, it tapers a little and becomes more compact, linear and sappy that together suggest this will be a long-term prospect. Against the odds, it is one of the best premier cru Chambolle-Musignys from a tumultuous season.