Tank sample. Higher vineyard than most facing south east. Marnes calcaire – terres blanches. Low-vigour vines here. Theirs were planted in 1931, and some were replanted in 2002. Rich and sumptuous. Very polished and dense with great savoury intensity. Lovely texture. Lots of fine tannins on the end. Quite serious on the end.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2042
Robert Parker 92
“Tasted blind, Roumier’s 2015 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Cras showed well, exhibiting aromas of raspberries, cherries, peonies and espresso roast, framed by some toasty new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and even lavish, with an expansive attack, a generous core of dark, savory fruit and a framing of satiny structuring tannins. This is quite a ripe, expressive rendition of Les Cras, in keeping with recent vintages of this Roumier bottling, such as 2012.”
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035