Chambolle, Bussière, Combottes, & Cras

Posted by Ian McFadden

Roumier is simply one of the great producers in Burgundy.

His wines are just so fine, complex, and transparent. There's an undeniable magic to them.

photo of stone wall with a plaque that says Domaine G. Roumier

This is no secret. It's remarkable we are even making this offer at all. Roumier's very limited wines are snatched up by rabid Burgundy buyers before they even hit shelves, making it nearly impossible to find the wines in any quantity.

I'm very happy to offer this collection of Roumier, including very rare large formats.

Roumier's Chambolle is the greatest villages wine in all of Burgundy. When you catch the right vintage of Roumier's Chambolle, it comes dangerously close to the Platonic ideal of Chambolle - perfumed, delicate, and with beautiful finesse.

I have a soft spot for Bussière, a monopole that lies below the Grand Cru Clos de Tart and has very stony soil. I've had so many great experiences with the wine. Bussière ages beautifully.

This is the first time that we've been able to offer Roumier's Chambolle 1er Cru Les Combottes, which is sourced from a tiny 0.27ha parcel. It's a heartbreaking expression of Chambolle displaying laciness, lift, and gorgeous precision. Finally, Les Cras is perched on a south-facing slope situated next to the Grand Cru Bonnes Mares. There's a radiant elegance and structured backbone to Cras that I really enjoy.

This is one of Burgundy's elite estates. It simply doesn't get much better than Roumier. Of course, that means finding Roumier in quantity is next to impossible. Please give us your ideal order, and we'll try our best.

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

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


2017 Chambolle-Musginy Magnum (1 Available)
Burghound: "A more elegant and somewhat higher-toned nose reflects notes of various red berries, violet, lavender and once again a whiff of spice nuance. The wonderfully sleek and energetic medium weight flavors possess almost palpable minerality on the saline, balanced and refreshing finale. This too is an excellent example of the genre and very Chambollesque"

2018 Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Clos de la Bussière

2018 Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Clos de la Bussière Magnums
Burghound: "Here too the expressive nose is quite ripe with its more complex combination of cassis, black raspberry and prominent nuances of newly turned earth. The racy, intense and nicely voluminous medium-bodied flavors aren't as fine but there's notably better depth on the firm, moderately robust and ever-so-slightly warm finale. Excellent development potential here."

2018 Chambolle-Musginy 1er Les Combottes
Burghound: "AA more elegant nose displays spicier and slightly cooler aromas of essence of red and dark raspberry, cassis and plenty of floral elements. The caressing and seductively textured middle weight flavors also culminate in a dusty and long if slightly warm and youthfully austere finish where a hint of bitter cherry pit character eventually emerges. This needs to develop more depth though given the density of material, it may well do that and if so, my rating may be a touch too conservative"

2018 Chambolle-Musginy 1er Cru Les Cras
Burghound: "Here the intensely floral-suffused nose is also quite yet fresh ripe with its aromas of poached plum, cassis and pretty spice wisps. The exceptionally rich and dense full-bodied flavors possess an opulent palate impression though the almost pungent salinity adds a sense of lift to the surprisingly powerful, mouth coating and firm finish where the only nit is a hint of warmth. This too possesses excellent development potential, so patience absolutely advised."

2017 Chambolle-Musginy 1er Cru Les Cras
Burghound: "A whiff of reduction detracts slightly from the appeal of the overtly floral-inflected nose that reflects notes of violet, lilac, lavender and rose petal along with a fresh mix of red and dark cherries. The sleek, intense and almost pungent mineral-driven medium weight flavors possess terrific delineation on the dusty, firm and youthfully austere finish that goes on and on. This is decidedly backward and compact at present and is going to require at least some patience first."