Domaine Georges Roumier

Les Cras Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.3309 ratings
9.4106 pro ratings
Chambolle-Musigny, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

Initially a bit reticent but after enough air 2014 comes around to show how special the Les Cras site is. It wafts from the glass with gorgeous floral and juicy dark fruit aromatics. The palate is straight up silk with an incredible purity to its fruit expression and underlying mineral backbone. It coats the palate with killer volume and fine grained tannins and gives way to its stunningly long saline and spice inflicted finish.

Initially a bit reticent but after enough air 2014 comes around to show how special the Les Cras site is. It wafts from the glass with gorgeous floral and juicy dark fruit aromatics. The palate is straight up silk with an incredible purity to its fruit expression and underlying mineral backbone. It coats the palate with killer volume and fine grained tannins and gives way to its stunningly long saline and spice inflicted finish.

Jun 5th, 2022
Ira Schwartz

Red and black cherries welcome you along with some forest floor. This is a big boy that gets you in a bear hug and growls . Despite lots of energy, density and power there is balance. A wine that is flirting with you. The ingredients are there , how long it will take to shed its rambunctiousness , I do not know

Red and black cherries welcome you along with some forest floor. This is a big boy that gets you in a bear hug and growls . Despite lots of energy, density and power there is balance. A wine that is flirting with you. The ingredients are there , how long it will take to shed its rambunctiousness , I do not know

Apr 20th, 2022
Lee Pitofsky

Of course this is young and primary but 2015 is just so juicy and giving and offered plenty to justify an early pop, especially from a list at a good price. Previous Roumier experiences with surrounding vintages like 12, 13, 14 and 16 across the line always seem to be shut down and just simply not ready to drink. But 2015 Les Cras wafts from the glass with gorgeous floral and juicy dark fruit aromatics. The palate is pure silk with an incredible purity and focus to its ripe fruit expression and underlying mineral backbone. It saturates and wraps around the palate with stunning length, fine grained tannins and vibrant lift. Lovely at this stage, but in 10 years it’ll be a true stunner.

Of course this is young and primary but 2015 is just so juicy and giving and offered plenty to justify an early pop, especially from a list at a good price. Previous Roumier experiences with surrounding vintages like 12, 13, 14 and 16 across the line always seem to be shut down and just simply not ready to drink. But 2015 Les Cras wafts from the glass with gorgeous floral and juicy dark fruit aromatics. The palate is pure silk with an incredible purity and focus to its ripe fruit expression and underlying mineral backbone. It saturates and wraps around the palate with stunning length, fine grained tannins and vibrant lift. Lovely at this stage, but in 10 years it’ll be a true stunner.

Feb 17th, 2022
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9.4

The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras 1er Cru has a well-defined bouquet of morello cherry, wild strawberry and just a touch of graphite. This is strict and backward, yet very focused, and the oak is nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied, taut and fresh, displaying fine tannins, superb mineralité and beautifully integrated oak, and delivering good body and persistence on the finish. An excellent Chambolle-Musigny with real pedigree. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2017 tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, January 2022)

The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras 1er Cru has a well-defined bouquet of morello cherry, wild strawberry and just a touch of graphite. This is strict and backward, yet very focused, and the oak is nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied, taut and fresh, displaying fine tannins, superb mineralité and beautifully integrated oak, and delivering good body and persistence on the finish. An excellent Chambolle-Musigny with real pedigree. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2017 tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, January 2022)

Jan 20th, 2022
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9.2

The 2016 Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras 1er Cru has a much more meaty and tertiary bouquet than its peers from possibly a small addition of whole bunch, the oak influence just a little more conspicuous than I would have liked. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy, angular tannin, blacker fruit emerging towards the finish with a slightly brittleness to the texture. This needs another couple of years to coalesce. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, October 2019)

The 2016 Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras 1er Cru has a much more meaty and tertiary bouquet than its peers from possibly a small addition of whole bunch, the oak influence just a little more conspicuous than I would have liked. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy, angular tannin, blacker fruit emerging towards the finish with a slightly brittleness to the texture. This needs another couple of years to coalesce. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, October 2019)

Oct 24th, 2019
George Chen

Tad tightly wound at opening but blossomed in 1-2 hours of drinking. Elegant, silky pillowy mouth feel and lush but focused red fruit to black fruit as it dropped front to back...balanced and soft but sturdy tannins. A true 1er Roumier!

Tad tightly wound at opening but blossomed in 1-2 hours of drinking. Elegant, silky pillowy mouth feel and lush but focused red fruit to black fruit as it dropped front to back...balanced and soft but sturdy tannins. A true 1er Roumier!

Mar 19th, 2019
Jasmine Hirsch

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

9.0

Young and sappy. Already expressive, but still needs so much time. Loved it nonetheless. 9.0 now but will be even better with time.

Young and sappy. Already expressive, but still needs so much time. Loved it nonetheless. 9.0 now but will be even better with time.

Dec 15th, 2018
Alberto Cdm

Verde. Rasposo. Amaro. Non da roumier

Verde. Rasposo. Amaro. Non da roumier

Sep 19th, 2018
Alex Hill

Fortunate to follow this over the course of an evening. More open that I would have thought at this stage.

Fortunate to follow this over the course of an evening. More open that I would have thought at this stage.

Mar 20th, 2018
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.3

Unforgiving at first, tight and wooden, stern. Slowly floral and red fruited, kernels of spice. Lovely wine. Young.

Unforgiving at first, tight and wooden, stern. Slowly floral and red fruited, kernels of spice. Lovely wine. Young.

Mar 14th, 2018