Lucien Le Moine Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Estournelles-Saint-Jacques” 2016 (93 BH)
“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 flavors possess a lilting, even lacy, texture that exhibit a touch of youthful austerity on the firm, balanced and saline finish where the supporting tannins make clear that at least some patience will be required.”
Lucien Le Moine
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.
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.