2007 Chambolle-Musigny Roumier Les Combottes 1er cru
It’s no secret; I’m a sucker for good Chambolle-Musigny. With Burgundy prices at a record high, I’ve been drinking more and more 1er cru and I love it! This 1er cru is a Roumier from Les Combottes. While Chambolle-Musigny is known for gentle wines, Les Combottes may be the most delicate 1er cru I’ve tried. Located next to Les Charmes, the soil is low in clay and high in sand resulting in a lot of drainage throughout the season. As a result, the yield is lowered and the small berries make beautifully concentrated wines.
This wine is showing very well. Approachable from start to finish, the nose was dominated by sweet red fruit and a much subtler floral aroma that I see developing over the next few years. The palace continued to show candied red fruit but the slightest shade of austerity with a bit of stem that balanced the much sweeter notes. The finish was sweet and left me with lingering florals to perfectly end a playful glass that was great on a warm summer night.
Have you tried this? What are your thoughts? Comment below!