I very much like the sleek, even satiny, texture.
About The Wine
Big baller Burgundy, that marches to the beat of its own drum. This, in a nutshell, is a simplistic way to describe this small production Grand Cru wine from Lucien Le Moine.
Driven by a pretty nose full of spice and floral perfume, this Romanee St. Vivant, is quite silky in texture with a satin like sheen across the palate.
Like most of their wines, only two barrels of this were produced. The time, care and attention to detail they give such tiny production wines, means that each and every release is its own unique beast, to be cherished and experienced by the select few who count cult Burgundies as must haves in the cellars, and on their tables.
About Lucien Le Moine
Lucien Le Moine is a partnership between husband and wife team of Mounir and Rotem Saouma.
Theirs has been one of the most talked about negociant operations on the modern Cote D'Or. They actively source parcels from the finest Premier and Grand Cru vineyards up and down Burgundy.
Winemaking wise, they have been touted as one of the benchmark 'modernist producers', however, Mounir believes that his long, slow elevages and minimal use of sulphur harken back to the Burgundy production of an era gone by.
On their operation, Jancis Robinson wrote, "An extraordinary micro negociant in Beaune. Very serious quality." These are powerful, complex wines of imposing quality and stature.