2011 Domaine Georges Roumier Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru "Clos de la Bussière"

SKU #1236958 93 points Wine Spectator

 Flavors of violet, cherry, currant, spice and mineral render this red complex and expressive. A tightly wound yet intense version, leaving a saturated finish, this features an aftertaste that unwinds with dark fruit and mineral notes. Best from 2017 through 2032. (BS)  (8/2014)

92 points Vinous

 Roumier's 2011 Morey-Saint-Denis Clos de La Bussière is terrific. Dark plum and cherry notes meld into cloves, menthol and spices in a layered wine dripping with class. Veins of underlying minerality give the 2011 much of its energy and tension. Although Christophe Roumier's wines have become objects of desire for Burgundy lovers all over the world, the Clos de La Bussière remains the most under-appreciated of his wines, mostly because it is often much less charming young than the Chambolles. Readers who can cellar the 2011 are in for a real treat. 92+ (AG)  (3/2014)

91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 *Outstanding* A high-toned and attractively layered nose mixes notes of red and black cherry with earth and humus nuances. There is excellent detail and punch to the equally mineral-tinged medium-bodied flavors that possess relatively refined tannins that are notably finer than usual, all wrapped in a harmonious and solidly persistent finish. I like the fruit/acid balance and this should age well over the medium-term.  (1/2014)

88-90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Good full red. Reduced aromas of briary black raspberry, pepper and spices. Juicy but tight, with dark fruit flavors framed by a firm tannic spine. Serious wine with very good persistence. (ST)  (1/2013)

Jancis Robinson

 Monopole. >2 ha. South of Morey, lots of clay. Very Morey. Quite intense on the nose. At this stage very slightly reduced. But very finely built for the future. Lots of acidity and tannins – wait! Serious, solid wine.  (11/2012)

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