Clos St. Denis 2013 Lucien Le Moine
|Brand||Lucien Le Moine|
|Region||Burgundy, Cotes de Nuits|
The 2013 Clos St Denis Grand Cru was distinguished by simultaneous alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. It has quite an exuberant bouquet with kirsch and Morello cherries that develop with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, good density, but it needs to develop more precision on the finish. This will require several years in bottle and in the interim, I would like to see just a little more pixelation.
Winespectator / James Suckling (95)
This is also quite spicy with a slightly more refined nose that features a relatively high-toned nose of essence of red currant that displays top notes of exotic tea and floral scents. There is terrific mid-palate concentration that brims with dry extract that imparts a relatively seductive mouth feel to the medium-bodied flavors and largely, if not completely, buffers the moderately firm tannic spine. In contrast to many of these grands crus this should be accessible slightly earlier though if you're interested in drinking it when it's fully mature, plan on waiting.