Lucien Le Moine Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru “Les Amoureuses” 2016 (95 VM)
“Bright ruby-red. Very dark, rather masculine nose offers aromas of black raspberry, boysenberry and violet. Wonderfully dense, concentrated and pure but youthfully restrained, with its refined dark fruit and bitter chocolate flavors complicated by subtle saline minerality. Superb sweetness here but still very primary. The wine’s noble tannins spread out to saturate the palate without leaving any impression of weight. Offers brilliant potential but this wine will require extended aging.”
Lucien Le Moine
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru “Les Amoureuses”
This esteemed vineyard bordering Musigny and Clos de Vougeot regularly produces one of Lucien Le Moine’s most celebrated wines. Mounir says that the vineyard parcel from which his wine comes from has roots that go deep into the rocks, and the wine can be described as one with a lot of minerality, but with very little tannin or acidity, and notably a character of a very limited attack that draws out to an incredibly persistent finish.
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.