George Roumier and Christian Serafin

A thirsty night, few of us gather at Extra Space for a casual drink and turn out to be really fun with all wines and non-wine related discussion / chit chatting and continue to have Bak Kut Teh (肉骨茶)as supper and I totally forgotten that next day is friday instead of Saturday…. =.=”’ But hey! Who care as long as we were enjoyed?


2006 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Chambolle-Musigny (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny)

Roumier, the highly acclaimed maker in Chambolle Musigny, especially his flagship ->  Musigny Grand Cru that only produced super tiny quantity hence the super duper high prices and I believe this will remain in my dream…… Even a Chambolle Musigny Village, is hard to acquired and not a surprise, kinda pricey.

  • Alcohol :: 13%
    Very light purplish ruby red. Youthful and display light plasticky with sweet rubber that often appeared in such a young bottling. Perfume violet, forest floor show lots of freshness and life with fresh cut strawberry and raspberry. Focus and attractive that’s the usual case of a Chambolle. Equivalently young and tight both on nose and palate, very primary, tannic entry with lots of fine, ripe tannin leads through to the mid palate and finishing. This superb village possessed good level of mid palate sap and weight though not necessary reach a 1er Cru in quality. Flavor wise, lots of fresh red cherry fruits dominant the mid palate but the slight metallic flavor on the finish is kinda distract and disjointed to the fresh, tight finish with just that tiny touch of herbish. Will be very classy and seductive village as this has the substance and balance to age.

2000 Serafin Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru)

My first Serafin and a very enjoyable one.

  • Alcohol :: 13.5%
    A mature 2000 1er Cru that’s drinking beautifully well now. First poured, the soft seductive spices with slightly rough edge leads me to a NSG but after some decanting, the aromas of blood bring out wild factor that clearly is a Gevrey. Lesson learn. Quite round and polish on the juicy palate that generated by lots of elegance ripe fruits with earth, coffee note and fresh, slightly unripe acidity that well supported by the underlying sweetness with sour cherry, mineral soft persistent finish with touch of earthiness and dried tea leaves that’s linger. While no hurray, but still best to drink up within 3-5years.
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