Lucien Le Moine Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Cazetiers” 2016 (94 BH)
“The particular form of reduction the Burgundians call bourgeon de cassis overshadows the fruit today. More positively, here too the big-bodied flavors possess excellent muscularity and power along the first-rate mid-palate concentration and plenty of minerality that really comes up on the austere, moderately rustic and built-to-age finish. This is an old school and very robust Cazetiers.”
Lucien Le Moine
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Cazetiers”
Les Cazetiers is a 21 acre vineyard that faces almost due east. Always one of Lucien Le Moine’s exciting wines, it combines fantastic definition and complexity. Mounir Saouma explains that the vines he uses are nearly 100 years old, and there is tremendous subtlety, spiciness and elegance. It is the essence of Gevrey without the body, all finesse.
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.