Lucien Le Moine Chambertin Clos de Beze 2007

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Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Lucien Le Moine
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • wa95-96

Wine AdvocateThe two barrels worth of Le Moine 2007 Chambertin Clos De Beze combine unanticipated aromas of blueberry with the more predictable but lovely dark cherry, licorice, rose petal, and blood orange rind. There is almost a honeyed sense of sweet richness on a palate of seductive silkiness, but there is irresistibly juicy fresh fruit persistence, and suggestions of soy and rare beef juices remind one of the animal and mineral dimensions possessed by all great red Burgundy. Citrus zest and brown spice notes add a further invigoration to a finish both rich and vivacious. Cellar some of this for 10-12 years if not longer to showcase one of the high points of its vintage.

David Schildknecht, June 2010
  • st93-95

International Wine CellarAromas of spicy redcurrant and bitter cherry come across as very ripe for this vineyard. Lush, creamy-sweet and superconcentrated, with a dominating flavor of bitter cherry and an utterly spherical shape. Wonderfully silky, harmonious wine that saturates every square millimeter of the palate. Finishes with outstanding length and elegance. This is 13.5% natural alcohol, from vines harvested on September 1, notes Saouma, and is impossibly sexy today. But the underlying limestone (like that in Montrachet, notes Saouma) gives energy to the wine. 93-95

  • bh91-94

BurghoundMild reduction still allows the natural spiciness of Clos de Bèze to be expressed and it continues onto the rich, detailed and quite pure middle weight flavors that are perhaps not as big and powerful as one might expect but the focus and intensity are most impressive as the finish is both strikingly long and palate staining. I really like the depth here and it's one of the more complex wines in the entire range. 91-94