2012 Domaine G. Roumier Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Cras

Burgundy | Pinot Noir

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media. 91-93pts

"A darker, more mineral-inflected side of Chambolle comes through in the 2012 Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras. Here the flavors are darker and more mineral-pitched. Cool, racy veins of minerality lend energy and vibrancy to dark cherry, plum, cloves and menthol. Today, the Cras is absolutely impeccable. The tannins are firm, though, and will require time to soften. There is so much to look forward to here."

Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media. 92+pts

Dark, bright red. Raspberry, spices and crushed stone on the vibrant nose and palate. A distinctly rocky, precise style, offering terrific lift and verve and a steely spine of acidity. Spreads out to saturate the palate without leaving any impression of weight. Lovely lingering perfume. Lay this one down for a while.

Neal Martin, eRobertParker. 94+pts

Tasted blind at the annual "Burgfest" tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru les Cras from Christophe Roumier was showing a lot of reduction on the nose, yet underneath one can find lovely blackberry, game and dried blood aromas coming through mixed with autumn leaves and woodland scents. There is something very natural here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition, quite masculine and structured in style with good acidity, moving towards a harmonious, saline finish that beckons another sip.