Lucien Le Moine Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru 2016 (94 VM)
“Healthy dark red-ruby. Dark, rather subdued nose shows more soil and limestone character than primary fruits, but an element of violet emerged with air. Dense and lively, with its chalky energy accentuated by an element of white pepper. The wine’s dark fruit flavors are a bit brooding today and not yet in harmony with its minerality and saline tension. Best today on the very pure, spicy, long finish, which features firm, classy tannins and noteworthy verve.”
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.