Lucien Le Moine Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Petits Monts” 2016 (94 BH)
“Notes of herbal tea, spice, black cherry and sandalwood lead to racy, intense and almost pungently mineral-driven medium weight flavors that possess a chiseled, driving and wonderfully long finish that is austere, linear and slightly lean. This is very clearly in need of extended cellaring, indeed to the point that even as good as this potentially is, I would not recommend it unless you have the express intent of keeping it for at least 10 years.”
Lucien Le Moine
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Petits Monts”
Les Petits Monts is a small, 9 acre vineyard just up-slope from Richebourg. Mounir Saouma says about Les Petits Monts that it is not far from Les Suchots, and on top of Richebourg, with a poor, dry soil. It is in character the opposite of Les Suchots, which is colored and tannic - it is a subtle and very fine wine, which shows little tannin, more floral notes and more of a St-Vivant character.
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.