Lucien Le Moine Bonnes Mares N 2008
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|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits|
|Brand||Lucien Le Moine|
Wine AdvocateFramboise, sage, spruce resin, iodine, heliotrope, and faded lilies on the nose of the Le Moine barrel of 2008 Bonnes Mares -N- (its initial referring to a location straddling the sliver of this grand cru that is in Morey, and adjacent rows in Chambolle) leads to a rivetingly complex, decadently floral and medicinally herbal palate underlain by firm but fine tannins. A lip-smacking savor accompanies a long finish of berry tartness yet sweet richness, pungency and piquancy yet utmost transparency to persistent floral and mineral nuance. As with this year's other barrel of Le Moine Bonnes Mares, there is good reason to believe this will be worth following for two decades.
BurghoundA cool, refined, pure and more elegant nose of red and dark berry fruit that includes elements of spice, earth and wet stone, all of which can be found on the very primary and fresh, sappy, detailed and focused flavors that are serious and linear though do not possess the same volume or overall depth of its southern cousin. To be sure, this is very good but on the whole, it's less interesting.