Higher vineyard than most, facing south-east. ‘Marnes calcaires – terres blanches.’ Low-vigour vines here. Theirs were planted 1931, some replanted 2002. Some of the young vines go into the village Chambolle. Unracked cask sample. Fine and fresh – much more refreshing than the Combottes. Quite racy and a lovely energetic halfway house between ripeness and structure. Vibrates on the finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2043
Robert Parker 93
Roumier’s 2019 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Cras unwinds in the glass with scents of cherries, smoky berry fruit, orange rind, Indian spices and dark chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and elegantly textural, it’s rich and concentrated, with powdery tannins, succulent acids and a perfumed finish.