Wine & Spirits

Domaine Georges Roumier: Chambolle’s Star

By Sotheby's

NEW YORK – In the rarefied air of Burgundian giants, Roumier is one of the most distinctive names inextricably linked to the greatness of the perfumed yet substantial wines of Chambolle-Musigny. Run since 1992 by Christophe Roumier, the grandson of the domaine’s founder, the greatness of Chambolle wines is on full display. In fact, many consider the domaine’s example of the grand cru Bonnes Mares to be the archetypal example in top vintages.

LOT 128. MUSIGNY 1971 DOMAINE GEORGES ROUMIER. ESTIMATE $40,000–55,000.

With over 90 different lots of Roumier’s wines in The Don Stott Cellar: 50 Years of Collecting, Part III, collectors have the opportunity to possess benchmark vintages and bottlings across the domaine’s full range, including the monopole Clos de la Bussière in Morey St. Denis, the premiers crus of Chambolle – headlined by the stunning Amoureuses – and selections of the rare Corton-Charlemagne, Ruchottes-Chambertin and Clos Vougeot (which is no longer bottled). Most impressively, the mythical Musigny, of which a typical vintage might yield little over a barrel, and the vaunted Bonnes Mares are presented in this sale in a staggering array of some of the best vintages of the last four decades.

LOT 100. BONNES MARES, VIEILLES VIGNES 1988 DOMAINE GEORGES ROUMIER. ESTIMATE $14,000–18,000.

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