Lucien Le Moine Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Lavaut Saint-Jacques” 2016 (94 VM)
“Bright ruby-red. An aroma of medicinal black cherry comes across as quite fresh for this cuvée. Dense and sappy, with a flavor of black cherry syrup enlivened by savory limestone-driven minerality. This is rather suave for a frosted wine in 2016. Finishes with subtle, sneaky length. Mounir Saouma told me that this wine actually began meaty and reduced but has been getting more civilized in recent months.”
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.