Lucien Le Moine Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru 2016 (94 BH)
“This is restrained to the point of being almost timid yet it is also exceptionally pretty with a really lovely nose of red and dark currant, earth and a hint of spicy tea. There is fine richness to the beautifully textured and intense medium-bodied flavors that culminate in a very serious, dusty, mouth coating and quite firmly structured finish that is presently markedly austere but not hard. This is also going to require an extended snooze in a cool cellar.”
Lucien Le Moine
Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru
Griotte-Chambertin is one of the most elusive Grand Crus in Burgundy; it’s the smallest Grand Cru in Gevrey at only 3 hectares in size. The vineyard faces north-east, which means the vines are not fully exposed to the morning sunshine - this contributes to the fresher, less masculine style of its wines.
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.