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Lucien Le Moine

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru “Les Baudes”

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru “Les Baudes”

Lying just under Bonnes-Mares, Les Baudes shows a more structured and powerful side of Chambolle-Musigny.

Vinous Media “Healthy red-ruby color. Soil-driven aromas of black raspberry, smoky minerals, wild herbs and pungent black licorice. Then dense and deep but relaxed, with a Chambolle fluidity of texture supported by…

Burghound “A deft touch of wood can be found on the dark pinot fruit, spice, floral and newly turned earth aromas. There is once again excellent punch and a taut muscularity…

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Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru “Les Genavrières” 2016

Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru “Les Genavrières”

The 1er Cru Genavrières is located on the highest part of the Clos de la Roche vineyard. The wine has both the body of the Clos de la Roche and the finesse of this high part of Morey St Denis. The vines here were once exclusively white, but have gradually been taken over by Pinot Noir. The site is very rocky, with a visibly high content of limestone in the soils.

Vinous Media “Bright ruby-red. Sappy black cherry, brown spices, orange zest and flowers on the nose; there’s an almost exotic note of fruit syrup here yet the overall impression is dark and…

Burghound “An overtly spicy nose speaks of plum, violet and dark cherry scents. The rich and sappy flavors possess a velvety palate impression yet despite the seductive mouth feel there is…

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Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Estournelles-Saint-Jacques” 2016

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Estournelles-Saint-Jacques”

Estournelles St Jacques sits just above Lavaut St Jacques, a five acre vineyard at the top of the slope. Mounir Saouma describes this wine by staying it is in character between Les Cazetiers, which is fine and subtle, and Lavaut St Jacques, which is more powerful and tannic. Estournelles St Jacques has a beautiful balance, and a lovely weight that also displays subtlety.

Vinous Media “Bright red-ruby. Aromas of raspberry, strawberry and milk chocolate convey a syrupy ripeness. Plush and pliant in the mouth, as much red fruit as black in character. Offers good concentration…

Burghound “Here too there is an attractive freshness to the cool and restrained aromas of cassis, plum and soft earth and floral wisps. The racy, intense and overtly stony middle weight…

Lucien Le Moine

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Cazetiers” 2016

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Cazetiers”

Les Cazetiers is a 21 acre vineyard that faces almost due east. Always one of Lucien Le Moine’s exciting wines, it combines fantastic definition and complexity. Mounir Saouma explains that the vines he uses are nearly 100 years old, and there is tremendous subtlety, spiciness and elegance. It is the essence of Gevrey without the body, all finesse.

Vinous Media “Slightly cloudy appearance. Classic, pure Genevrières scents of lemon, lime, tangerine and ginger. At once large-scaled and sharply focused, with its dusty citrus zest, spice and anise flavors communicating a…

Burghound “The particular form of reduction the Burgundians call bourgeon de cassis overshadows the fruit today. More positively, here too the big-bodied flavors possess excellent muscularity and power along the first-rate…

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Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Lavaut Saint-Jacques” 2016

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Lavaut Saint-Jacques”

Estournelles St Jacques sits just above Lavaut St Jacques, a five acre vineyard at the top of the slope. Mounir Saouma describes this wine by staying it is in character between Les Cazetiers, which is fine and subtle, and Lavaut St Jacques, which is more powerful and tannic. Estournelles St Jacques has a beautiful balance, and a lovely weight that also displays subtlety.

Vinous Media “Bright ruby-red. An aroma of medicinal black cherry comes across as quite fresh for this cuvée. Dense and sappy, with a flavor of black cherry syrup enlivened by savory limestone-driven…

Burghound “Reduction dominates today. Otherwise there is outstanding size, weight and intensity to the larger-scaled, muscular and much more powerful flavors that are not nearly as elegant but they do deliver…

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Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Aux Combottes” 2016

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Aux Combottes”

Burghound “Reduction flattens the underlying fruit. Otherwise there is a slightly finer mouth feel to the rich, vibrant and attractively delineated medium weight flavors that terminate in a youthfully austere and…

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Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Champeaux” 2016

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Champeaux”

Burghound “Liqueur-like aromas of various dark berries are liberally cut with notes of the sauvage, earth and a wisp of humus. The intense, focused and linear middle weight flavors exhibit ample…

Vinous Media “Bright ruby-red. Deep, brooding, very pure aromas of black cherry, dark raspberry, cocoa powder and earth. Pliant, harmonious and sweet if without quite the power of the Morey-Saint-Denis Clos des…

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Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Les Vaucrains” 2016

Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Les Vaucrains”

The commune of Nuits-Saint-Georges is the southernmost commune of the Côte de Nuits, and includes, from a viticultural standpoint, the small adjoining commune of Prémeaux-Prissey. There are 431 acres of vineyards which take this appellation at the village level, of which 29 are in Prémeaux. Of the 1er Cru vineyards, numbering 36, 28 vineyards occupy 248 acres in Nuits-Saint-Georges; the remaining eight, in Prémeaux, cover 104 acres. The Les Vaucrains is a vineyard of 15 acres lying upslope at 260-280 meters in the south part of Prémeaux.

Burghound “This is so deeply colored that it stains the glass. The restrained and beautifully layered nose is composed by notes of earth, game, smoke and fresh black currant. The rich,…

Vinous Media “Bright, full ruby. Lively aromas of black fruits and violet are given an airy quality by limestone lift. Juicy, penetrating and a bit youthfully imploded, with its rich flavors of…

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Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Aux Boudots” 2016

Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Aux Boudots”

Burghound “A very ripe yet still agreeably fresh nose features notes of warm earth, poached plum, mocha and cassis. There is excellent richness to the solidly concentrated and well-detailed flavors that…

Vinous Media “Bright, full ruby. Deep, almost liqueur-like aromas of cassis and black cherry; there’s something old school about this. Hugely concentrated and mouthfilling, with its very ripe flavors of cassis, blackberry,…

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Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Suchots” 2016

Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Suchots”

 Les Suchots is one of Lucien Le Moine’s finest Crus every year. Mounir says that, like Échézeaux, there is an almost Syrah-like character of licorice and smoke. Les Suchots is a wine with a lot of tannin and less of a classic, delicate Burgundian profile.

Burghound “Moderate reduction masks everything save for a few spice elements. The rich, full-bodied and very generously proportioned flavors brim with an abundance of dry extract while showing fine persistence on…

Vinous Media “Bright ruby. Slightly compact aromas of black cherry, licorice, menthol and dark chocolate. Very ripe on the palate but with terrific inner-mouth tension, showing as much red fruits as black…

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Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Aux Malconsorts” 2016

Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Aux Malconsorts”

Vinous Media “Dark red; a bit disturbed. Less pure on the nose than the last two Vosne premier crus, hinting at a leesy quality. Then chewy and ripe on the palate, conveying…

Burghound “A restrained and slightly grumpy nose requires aggressive swirling to coax the aromas of red and dark cherry, a wide range of spice elements and touch of sandalwood to reveal…

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Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Petits Monts” 2016

Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Petits Monts”

Les Petits Monts is a small, 9 acre vineyard just up-slope from Richebourg. Mounir Saouma says about Les Petits Monts that it is not far from Les Suchots, and on top of Richebourg, with a poor, dry soil. It is in character the opposite of Les Suchots, which is colored and tannic - it is a subtle and very fine wine, which shows little tannin, more floral notes and more of a St-Vivant character.

Wine Spectator (93) "Perfumed with rose, cherry, strawberry and sandalwood aromas, this red is elegant and silky. Lovely balance and harmony makes this very approachable now, augmented by a well-integrated structure for aging.…

Burghound “Notes of herbal tea, spice, black cherry and sandalwood lead to racy, intense and almost pungently mineral-driven medium weight flavors that possess a chiseled, driving and wonderfully long finish that…

Vinous Media “Bright ruby-red. Spectacularly pure, high-pitched, kaleidoscopic nose combines raspberry, blood orange and white pepper. Seriously dense and powerful but extremely young and not yet showing the harmoniousness of the Beaux-Monts,…

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Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Au-Dessus Des Malconsorts” 2016

Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Au-Dessus Des Malconsorts”

“Dark red; a bit disturbed. Less pure on the nose than the last two Vosne premier crus, hinting at a leesy quality. Then chewy and ripe on the palate, conveying…

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Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Beaux Monts” 2016

Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Beaux Monts”

Vinous Media “Bright, medium ruby-red. Very ripe, slightly high-toned nose combines expressive rocky minerality with hints of flowers and white fruits. Communicates an impression of relaxed tension on the palate, showing a…