Lucien Le Moine Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru “Les Amoureuses” 2016 (93 BH)
“Like several of the preceding wines, this is aromatically quite restrained though a bit of aeration eventually exposes a lovely range of spice elements on the lavender-inflected red and dark raspberry scents. The even more refined and certainly more mineral-driven medium weight flavors possess a caressing mouth feel before concluding in a lingering if slightly one-dimensional finish. While more depth will almost certainly develop with bottle age, it’s not clear that this is going to match the best of the Vosne and Gevrey 1ers in that regard.”
Lucien Le Moine
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru “Les Amoureuses”
This esteemed vineyard bordering Musigny and Clos de Vougeot regularly produces one of Lucien Le Moine’s most celebrated wines. Mounir says that the vineyard parcel from which his wine comes from has roots that go deep into the rocks, and the wine can be described as one with a lot of minerality, but with very little tannin or acidity, and notably a character of a very limited attack that draws out to an incredibly persistent finish.
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.