Roumier is one of the most esteemed producers in all of Burgundy. Founded in 1924 by George Roumier, son Christophe began managing the the Domaine in 1982 and took over full control in 1990 upon retirement of his father. The winery produces a wide array of wines, ranging from the Chabolle-Musigny at $90 to the Bonne Mares, upwards of $1,000 per bottle for exceptional vintages.
2002 was a great vintage in the Côte de Nuits, but I’ve seen tasting notes to the effect that the Roumier Chambolle-Musigny was aging prematurely. Alarmed, as any consumer would be, I decided to pull the cork on one of my bottles.
The wine has a beautiful dark color. Sappy red fruits, pine resin, forest floor and spice. The finish on the wine lasts for almost a minute. The premature aging of this wine is greatly exaggerated – I have no doubt it will continue to evolve for another 5-7 years. I will wait at least a year before I open another bottle.
I’m far from throwing in the towel on Bordeaux and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but I see how all roads lead to Burgundy.
My rating: 94 points