Lucien Le Moine Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru 2016 (95 VM)

“Bright, dark ruby-red. Aromas of black cherry, licorice, black pepper and menthol; one feels the grape skins here. Dense, sappy, tactile and strong; expressive in terms of its sweetness but a bit imploded in its texture. Boasts serious medicinal reserve and a weightlessness to its cassis and black cherry flavors. Finishes with firm, suave tannins and slowly mounting, echoing length. Mounir Saouma noted that this cold site had some frost, but that its protection from wind allowed the fruit to ripen well. Has the backbone for extended aging.”

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