Like No Other - Transcending Its Class: 2012 Roumier Chambolle-Musigny

Posted by Ian McFadden

Like No Other - Transcending Its Class
2012 Roumier Chambolle-Musigny

This is no ordinary villages-level wine. Roumier's Chambolle is a dead serious bottle that can go the distance in the cellar.

It's impossible for me to think about this bottle and not remember watching someone bid $1,200 for a bottle of the 1971 at auction. It's extreme, but really highlights how this bottle greatly transcends its designation.

In my world, the 1999 is still stunningly fresh and vibrant. I'm completely comfortable calling Roumier's Chambolle the greatest villages wine in all of Burgundy.

Roumier, along with Rousseau and DRC, forms the absolute elite of Burgundy. We always expect (and almost always get) big things from Roumier. Still, he clearly killed it in 2012. "Christophe Roumier's 2012s are among the highlights of the vintage," writes Antonio Galloni.

Roumier's outrageous success is clear in the Chambolle. It's intense and powerful, but also exceedingly classy and emphatically Chambolle. Burghound hits the nail on the head: "This saline-infused effort is very Chambolle in style." No doubt, this is Chambolle in all its glory.

Being able to offer Roumier is really difficult. This is a small parcel that we're only able to offer to a small group of Burgundy supporters. Still, no matter how small the list, Roumier always seems to sell out.

To order, reply to or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

Burghound: "This is also notably ripe with its pretty array of cassis, plum and violet aromas. There is a lovely texture to the elegant mineral-inflected and precise middle weight flavors that are shaped by relatively fine-grained tannins on the balanced and solidly persistent finish. This saline-infused effort is very Chambolle in style."