Lucien Le Moine Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Suchots” 2016 (93 VM)
“Bright ruby. Slightly compact aromas of black cherry, licorice, menthol and dark chocolate. Very ripe on the palate but with terrific inner-mouth tension, showing as much red fruits as black and therefore a bit less heavy than usual for this cru, which Mounir Saouma says is normally a bit too Côte-Rôtie-like for his taste. The fine-grained but firm tannins spread out horizontally and build, with late notes of cocoa powder and violet emerging. Good verve here.”
Lucien Le Moine
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Suchots”
Les Suchots is one of Lucien Le Moine’s finest Crus every year. Mounir says that, like Échézeaux, there is an almost Syrah-like character of licorice and smoke. Les Suchots is a wine with a lot of tannin and less of a classic, delicate Burgundian profile.
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.