Lucien Le Moine Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru “Les Hauts Doix” 2016 (95 VM)
“Bright medium ruby. Very dark, discreet scents of black raspberry, crème de cassis, licorice and flowers; rather Musigny-like. Densely packed, intense and energetic, boasting terrific savory minerality and inner-mouth violet lift. There’s no easy sweetness here but this wine communicates a crystalline quality and finishes with slowly mounting length and utterly noble tannins. Amazingly, the yield was normal in 2016; in fact, Saouma told me that the grower actually carried out a green harvest.”
Lucien Le Moine
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru “Les Hauts Doix”
Les Haut Doix is a small vineyard between Les Charmes and Les Amoureuses. It sits within Les Amoureuses before the road to Les Charmes, but the wines show more acidity and fresh fruit than Les Amoureuses. It is crisper, less spicy, with fruit that is less ripe in character than Les Amoureuses. There is less drainage in this vineyard, and the soil is more viscous.
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.