Lucien Le Moine Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru “Les Genavrières” 2016 (93 VM)
“Bright ruby-red. Sappy black cherry, brown spices, orange zest and flowers on the nose; there’s an almost exotic note of fruit syrup here yet the overall impression is dark and serious. Then plush and thick in the mouth, conveying terrific spicy lift and a restrained sweetness to the dense, dark, youthfully medicinal fruit. Finishes with big but thoroughly ripe tannins. This wine will need to lose some of its baby fat and gain in length in its final months of élevage. Saouma says it needs “a bit of volatile acidity in the summer; now it’s tight and polite.”
Lucien Le Moine
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru “Les Genavrières”
The 1er Cru Genavrières is located on the highest part of the Clos de la Roche vineyard. The wine has both the body of the Clos de la Roche and the finesse of this high part of Morey St Denis. The vines here were once exclusively white, but have gradually been taken over by Pinot Noir. The site is very rocky, with a visibly high content of limestone in the soils.
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.