2005 Domaine Georges Roumier Bonnes Mares

  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WA 97
  • WS 97
  • BH 96
  • NM 96
  • IWC 95

Reviews for 2005 Domaine Georges Roumier Bonnes Mares

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2007
(WA96-97 points) Roumier vinifies separately and later assembles the fruits of white chalk and red (iron-rich) parcels that inform his 2005 Bonnes Mares. At the time of my visit he had retained one pure barrel of each... (WA96-97 points) Roumier vinifies separately and later assembles the fruits of white chalk and red (iron-rich) parcels that inform his 2005 Bonnes Mares. At the time of my visit he had retained one pure barrel of each component as an investigation into terroir and the results were as fascinating as the blended wine is fascinatingly and profoundly beautiful. The ferrous lot (55% of the final assemblage) displays ripe blackberry and raspberry berries, along with (red soil-born) pungent smokiness, Chartreuse-like herbal and floral essences. A liqueur-like presentation of black fruits temporarily overshadows the mysterious (white rock-born) meld of chalky minerality and beef marrow that wells up gradually on a creamy palate with tannins of utmost refinement. The tension and energy are riveting – lending the wine a dynamic, fleet-of-foot impression for all of its manifestly huge extract – with incisive brightness of palate-staining fruit and vibrant minerality leading to a finish of sensational clarity and length. Even here, by the way, Roumier employs only around 40% new wood. - David Schildknecht
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2008
Dense with ripe black fruit—plum, blackberry and black currant—along with mineral and spice, this starts out lush and silky. The tannins are there, but discreet and supportive, letting the fruit takes center stage. It... Dense with ripe black fruit—plum, blackberry and black currant—along with mineral and spice, this starts out lush and silky. The tannins are there, but discreet and supportive, letting the fruit takes center stage. It shows great freshness and length, as the complex fruit washes over the palate. Best from 2015 through 2040. 110 cases imported. –BS
BH 96
Burghound - Burghound, July 2015
Even after 10 years this is still relatively reserved with notes of spice, violets and blueberry that appear against a backdrop of fresh earth that can also be found on the impressively rich, intense and quite firmly... Even after 10 years this is still relatively reserved with notes of spice, violets and blueberry that appear against a backdrop of fresh earth that can also be found on the impressively rich, intense and quite firmly structured big-boned flavors that are hugely long and built to age for decades. This will need at least another 10 years to arrive at its majority but as this is one of the longest-lived wines in all of Burgundy, it will still be alive and well in 50 years. As an aside, we gave this an hour in a decanter before serving it and it was surprisingly approachable but given that there is almost nothing present but primary fruit, I would strongly advise leaving this wine to age as it will give so much more if allowed to mature properly. Tasted on multiple occasions with consistent notes.
NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, September 2008
A magnificent wine in barrel, this has a broody, introverted nose that is giving very little away at the moment. But the palate displays that effortless sense of balance and natural harmony with filigree tannins and a... A magnificent wine in barrel, this has a broody, introverted nose that is giving very little away at the moment. But the palate displays that effortless sense of balance and natural harmony with filigree tannins and a complex finish with black cherries, loganberry, orange zest and a hint of that mango sorbet I noticed in barrel. Great length and persistency - a wine to treasure. Drink 2012-2030.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 2008
95+ Deep red. Explosive spice on the nose, along with dark berries and peony. The palate offers brilliant definition and sap, but this baby is currently dominated by its great structure and firm tannic grip. The wine's... 95+ Deep red. Explosive spice on the nose, along with dark berries and peony. The palate offers brilliant definition and sap, but this baby is currently dominated by its great structure and firm tannic grip. The wine's finishing lift is extraordinary. A great wine in the making but in need of at least ten years of patience. "The spirit of the wine is Chambolle-Musigny," says Roumier, "but its bones and flesh are Morey-Saint-Denis. It's like an athlete with brains."