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LUCIEN LE MOINE

Échézeaux

Grand Cru

At 93 acres Échézeaux is a large Grand Cru, and the specific vine site of Échézeaux matters tremendously.  Lucien Le Moine has been producing one of the very finest examples of Échézeaux for several years running.  Mounir says that you can make the analogy that Échézeaux is the syrah of Burgundy.  On the Flagey side there is a flat exposition and the limestone is not as evident.   As a result the wine has a licorice, smoky note which almost brings you to the Côte-Rôtie.  You don't want a lot of maceration or extraction in this wine, it just needs time sitting on its lees

   
Échézeaux label