Lucien Le Moine Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Lavaut Saint-Jacques” 2016 (94 BH)
“Reduction dominates today. Otherwise there is outstanding size, weight and intensity to the larger-scaled, muscular and much more powerful flavors that are not nearly as elegant but they do deliver even better depth and persistence on the very firmly structured finish. This is textbook LSJ.”
Lucien Le Moine
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Lavaut 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.