"Deserving of a place in any conscientiously-stocked Burgundy collection."
2011 Roumier Morey St. Denis
1er Cru Clos de la Bussière
Roumier's 2011s are among the stars of the vintage. They are amazingly transparent wines and the '11 Bussière is a textbook example of the site.
I have a major soft spot for Bussière. A bottle of '95 a month ago really solidified this.
For me, this is the best value in Roumier's line-up.
I've been trying to scoop up as much of the 2011 Bussière as possible. Roumier is simply one of the great producers in Burgundy, and the impossibility of scoring more than a case or two highlights Roumier's status.
The 1er Cru Clos de la Bussière is a monopole that sits in the southern section of Morey at the border of Chambolle. It lies below the Grand Cru Clos de Tart and has very stony soil. John Gilman captures Bussière well when he writes, it's "deep complex and very long-lived... and is very deserving of a place in any conscientiously-stocked Burgundy collection." It's a wine whose life in the cellar is shocking.
The 2011 Bussière offers a vivid transparency with killer length and a firm mineral core that I just love. I very much like Burghound's note: "there is excellent detail and punch to the equally mineral-tinged medium-bodied flavors that possess relatively refined tannins that are notably finer than usual." That captures the wine very well.
For me, it doesn't get much better than Roumier. The 2011 Bussière has in spades what keeps me returning to this bottling: it's fine, soulful and impeccably crafted. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.
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Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits
Burghound: "A high-toned and attractively layered nose mixes notes of red and black cherry with earth and humus nuances. There is excellent detail and punch to the equally mineral-tinged medium-bodied flavors that possess relatively refined tannins that are notably finer than usual, all wrapped in a harmonious and solidly persistent finish. I like the fruit/acid balance and this should age well over the medium-term."