Lucien Le Moine Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru 2016 (95 VM)
“Bright medium ruby. Fresh scents of black cherry, baking spices, flowers and smoky soil communicate an impression of delicacy. Dense but light on its feet, with intense red fruit flavors enlivened by chalky energy. Finishes with firm but fine-grained tannins and superb persistence. A very classy Mazis in the making.”
Lucien Le Moine
Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru
The Mazis-Chambertin parcel used by Lucien Le Moine lies in poor clay soils, from the highest part of the vineyard where there is only 4 inches of soil. Mounir likes to say that the sun almost touches the roots. As a result, this wine has powerful, jammy, almost barbecue flavor and a lot of smokiness (some will attribute this to oak, but it is the natural character of the site). There is an animal side to the wine that at Lucien Le Moine is tempered by an extended aging which brings out notably a red currant character. In addition, with bottle age the fruit becomes more apparent.
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.