Domaine Georges Roumier   Ruchottes Chambertin

2018 Ruchottes Chambertin

By Domaine Georges Roumier

2018 Ruchottes Chambertin from Domaine Georges Roumier, Burgundy, France

The 2018 vintage in Burgundy was a narrative of contrast and harmony, with Domaine Georges Roumier penning one of its most illustrious chapters amidst the undulating hills of Ruchottes Chambertin. A vintage defined by its poised equilibrium between ripeness and structure, the 2018 Ruchottes Chambertin articulates the very essence of what makes this climat a paragon for discerning collectors.


A Testament to Terroir and Tempest

The growing season was marked by anomalous warmth and spells of rain, challenging viticulturists to navigate Mother Nature’s caprices. Yet it was precisely this dance with the elements that imbued the 2018 Ruchottes Chambertin with its exceptional character. Under the meticulous guardianship of Christophe Roumier, the terroir's innate transparency was not overshadowed but rather exalted.

This wine's olfactory tapestry is complex; wafting aromas of small dark berries are interlaced with earthier undertones, suggestive of the ferrous and limestone soils from which it sprang. On the palate, a cornucopia of Morello cherry and blackcurrant cascades forth, sewn together by refined tannins and an undercurrent of minerality—an ode to its noble heritage.


The Makings of an Astute Investment

Incorporating such a singular expression as the 2018 Ruchottes Chambertin into one’s portfolio is not merely an acquisition; it is a cornerstone upon which the edifice of a well-structured collection is laid. Domaine Georges Roumier's meticulous embrace of biodynamic principles ensures that each bottle is not only an ambassador of the vintage but also a testament to longstanding prowess.

Prospects for investment in 2018 Ruchottes Chambertin are fortified by its potential longevity. With optimal cellaring, this wine promises to unfurl over decades, enhancing its intrinsic value as time etches further depth into its already complex profile. It is indeed a formidable choice for those seeking to marry their passion for the exceptional with a fine-tuned acumen for growth.

The 2018 Ruchottes Chambertin from Domaine Georges Roumier, where diligence meets the dominion of nature, offers an evocative narrative in each glass—one that keen investors would be astute to include in their cellar's chronicle. Its splendid fusion of climatic idiosyncrasies and winemaking excellence ensures that it stands out as a defining drop in a mosaic of Burgundian artistry.

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Another of the high points of this year's range is the 2018 Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru, a beautiful wine that soars from the glass with aromas of sweet wild berries, dried flowers, peonies, soil tones and cinnamon. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, pure and precise, with an ample core, supple tannins and lively acids, concluding with a perfumed finish. This is certainly a Gevrey that nods to Chambolle in personality.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 9 January 2020

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