The 2009 Morey St. Denis Clos de la Bussiere offers up juicy blackberries, blueberries, spices and licorice in a powerful, authoritative style. The tannins are very much present, but they are also virtually covered by the sheer extract of the fruit. This needs a few years to shed some baby fat, but it is already deeply impressive. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2034.
My visit with Christophe Roumier was one of the highlights of the two weeks I spent in Burgundy earlier in the year. The range of 2009s is simply extraordinary, and the 2008s aren’t too far behind. Most of the 2009s were in tank, awaiting imminent bottling. Roumier began harvesting on September 12. AG
*Vintage in the image does not correspond to the actual vintage.