Domaine Georges Roumier   Ruchottes Chambertin

2017 Ruchottes Chambertin

By Domaine Georges Roumier

2017 Ruchottes-Chambertin from Domaine Georges Roumier, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy

The evocative landscape of Burgundy's Côte de Nuits yields the exquisitely refined 2017 Ruchottes-Chambertin from Domaine Georges Roumier, a vintage that commands attention in the lineage of this hallowed appellation. My tenure as a critic compels me to delve into the mosaic of years, comparing and contrasting the nuances wrought by time and nature; the vintage of 2017 stands singular in its expression.


A Marquee Year for an Exceptional Terroir

The growing season of 2017 in Burgundy was one marked by a return to classicism after several vintages of climatic capriciousness. The delicate balance of warmth and rainfall offered a harmonious backdrop for vine development. This equanimity permeates every taste of the 2017 Ruchottes-Chambertin, grounding its character in a composed maturity seldom found in such young wines.


The Quintessence of Finesse

One finds in this vintage a confluence of opulence and restraint—hallmark traits of Roumier’s vigneron artistry. The aroma beckons with subtle whispers of dark cherries enveloped by a smoky undertone, harkening to the labyrinthine mineral core that lies beneath the surface. On the palate, the wine unfurls with grace, presenting layers of well-integrated tannins that speak of longevity and promise for the judicious investor-minded enthusiast.

Today, when tastings are often dominated by powerful and overtly opulent vintages, the 2017 Ruchottes-Chambertin teases with an elegant complexity—an interplay between fruit purity and terroir transparency which connoisseurs will recognize as poetry in liquid form. A certain velvet texture ensures that each sip lingers, constructing a narrative that unfolds with each moment spent.

This beguiling offering from Domaine Georges Roumier is not merely a beverage but an experience—a suspended moment where time and viticulture coalesce into something transcendent. Perceptive collectors and investors are wise to consider the investment potential wrapped within this year's harmonious fusion as they curate their portfolios with selections destined to both delight and appreciate.


Investment Elegance Captured in a Bottle

In summing up the allure of the 2017 Ruchottes-Chambertin from Domaine Georges Roumier, one must look no further than its intrinsic balance—a symphony orchestrated by nature's benign weather patterns which imbue this vintage with both an immediate appeal and an assured capacity for graceful aging. A cerebral addition for connoisseurs favouring finesse over flamboyance; herein lies a wine emblematic of Burgundy's timeless pedigree—with each glass poured, an investment into enological grandeur is perfected.

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The 2017 Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru is superb, unfurling in the glass with a stunning bouquet that mingles aromas of smoky wild berries and cherries with savory bass notes of dark chocolate, grilled game and rich soil. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, dense and multidimensional, with excellent depth and concentration, lively acids and a long, penetrating finish.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 4 January 2019

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