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Lucien le Moine Clos de la Roche 2010

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"The 2010 Clos de la Roche, on the other hand, emphasizes focus and linearity. The wine-s length alone is remarkable. Sweet red cherries, dried roses, exotic spices, smoke and licorice are some of the many notes that are woven throughout this utterly compelling, complex Clos de La Roche. The gracious, weightless finish is strikingly beautiful...94-96" WA 2/12 "Medium red. Sexy aromas and flavors of plum, cherry, underbrush, mocha, brown spices and minerals. Seamless on entry, then vibrant and mouthcoating in the middle; a bit more expressive today than the Clos Saint-Denis. Most impressive today on the very long finish, which shows serious tannic power and excellent lift...92-95" IWC 1/12 "A fresh, cool and highly layered nose features notes of pure red pinot fruit, spice, earth, plum and game hints. There is the same superb richness to the suave and relatively supple middle weight flavors blessed with copious amounts of palate staining dry extract. The underpinning tannins are quite dense but both ripe and ultra-fine if not quite as fine as those of the Clos St. Denis. By contrast, there is even more power and even a bit more overall depth on the very firm, long and impeccably well-balanced finish...93-96" BH 04/12

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Lucien Le Moine:
Lucien Le Moine is a small House of Grands Crus in Beaune. It is a two people operation established in1999: "we came here because of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, we stayed because we discovered "La Côte d'Or" and its wines but also the Burgundians as People and Friends. Lucien Le Moine is our way of living the seasons in Burgundy and growing roots deep into that beautiful place where we chose t... Read more
Lucien Le Moine is a small House of Grands Crus in Beaune. It is a two people operation established in1999: "we came here because of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, we stayed because we discovered "La Côte d'Or" and its wines but also the Burgundians as People and Friends. Lucien Le Moine is our way of living the seasons in Burgundy and growing roots deep into that beautiful place where we chose to live. Mounir learned and worked in a Trappist Monastery where he discovered Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. He studied Viticulture and Oenology at the ENSAM Montpellier, than had a 6 years experience in different Wineries in Burgundy, other areas of France and California where he became fascinated by the "old way" of growing, vinificating and aging wines. One day he decided to push to the extreme everything he saw and experienced and created, with Rotem, a small cellar dedicated to the ideas of purity and typicity. Rotem comes from a cheese making family. She learned Agriculture both at the Technion and the ENESAD in Dijon and oriented her studies towards wine. At the end of her title she won a national prize from the French Academy of Agriculture for a study on the Côte d'Or than she participated in many Harvests in Burgundy and California. She joined Mounir in 1999 and they Started Lucien Le Moine together. Read less

"The 2010 Clos de la Roche, on the other hand, emphasizes focus and linearity. The wine-s length alone is remarkable. Sweet red cherries, dried roses, exotic spices, smoke and licorice are some of the many notes that are woven throughout this utterly compelling, complex Clos de La Roche. The gracious, weightless finish is strikingly beautiful...94-96" WA 2/12 "Medium red. Sexy aromas and flavors of plum, cherry, underbrush, mocha, brown spices and minerals. Seamless on entry, then vibrant and mouthcoating in the middle; a bit more expressive today than the Clos Saint-Denis. Most impressive today on the very long finish, which shows serious tannic power and excellent lift...92-95" IWC 1/12 "A fresh, cool and highly layered nose features notes of pure red pinot fruit, spice, earth, plum and game hints. There is the same superb richness to the suave and relatively supple middle weight flavors blessed with copious amounts of palate staining dry extract. The underpinning tannins are quite dense but both ripe and ultra-fine if not quite as fine as those of the Clos St. Denis. By contrast, there is even more power and even a bit more overall depth on the very firm, long and impeccably well-balanced finish...93-96" BH 04/12

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