Lucien Le Moine Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Estournelles-Saint-Jacques” 2016 (92 VM)
“Bright red-ruby. Aromas of raspberry, strawberry and milk chocolate convey a syrupy ripeness. Plush and pliant in the mouth, as much red fruit as black in character. Offers good concentration and firm acidity, as well as a note of chocolate, but finishes slightly peppery, with dusty tannins. In fact, this is the closest to dry on the finish of any of these ‘16s to this point, perhaps owing to incomplete skin ripeness.”
Lucien Le Moine
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Estournelles-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.