Lucien Le Moine Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Champ Gain” 2016 (94 VM)
“Bright yellow. Fascinating aromas of vineyard peach, fresh apricot and Chartreuse-like herbal infusion, plus a hint of kerosene. Very rich and fine-grained, with a captivating orange zest coolness accented by white pepper. There’s something Riesling-like about this wine’s impression of sucrosité without actual sugar. Almost oily on the aftertaste but enlivened by emerging minerality. Rich in dry extract and very long, but not quite as palate-staining as the best Chassagne-Montrachets at this address.”
Lucien Le Moine
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Champ Gain”
Champ Gains is high on the hill, and produces a wine in which a sense of dryness overshadows the sweet fruit - the sweetness that comes out is not an easy sweetness, and while you get apricot and other fruits on the palate, there is always a sense of dryness pulling them back.
In two decades of work, Lucien Le Moine has become one of the most talked about Burgundy producers, making some of the most sought after wines from the region. The approach is extreme – two people, together doing everything by hand, working with a dazzling array of Burgundy’s great terroirs.