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.”
Lucien Le Moine
Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru
Latricières is often thought of as a “sturdy” Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru, Le Moine’s 2014 has an overtly elegant side that comes through, surprising and exceptionally promising.
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.