Lucien Le Moine Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Les Vaucrains” 2016 (94 BH)

“This is so deeply colored that it stains the glass. The restrained and beautifully layered nose is composed by notes of earth, game, smoke and fresh black currant. The rich, bold and massively constituted flavors brim with sappy dry extract while there is plenty of minerality evident on the very firmly structured, rustic and overtly austere finish. This is very Vaucrains in character and as such, it’s clear that this is going to need a great deal of bottle age before it becomes sufficiently civilized to enjoy.”


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    The commune of Nuits-Saint-Georges is the southernmost commune of the Côte de Nuits, and includes, from a viticultural standpoint, the small adjoining commune of Prémeaux-Prissey. There are 431 acres of vineyards which take this appellation at the village level, of which 29 are in Prémeaux. Of the 1er Cru vineyards, numbering 36, 28 vineyards occupy 248 acres in Nuits-Saint-Georges; the remaining eight, in Prémeaux, cover 104 acres. The Les Vaucrains is a vineyard of 15 acres lying upslope at 260-280 meters in the south part of Prémeaux.

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