Lucien Le Moine Chambertin Clos de Beze 2009

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Established in 1999, this two-person micro-négoce is owned by Mounir and Rotem Saouma. They describe the 2009 vintage as 'the best vintage we have ever seen and that includes 2005. The tenderness, finesse and terroir transparency are simply magnificent. It was a unique vintage in that, typically, when you taste a Pinot Noir grape, you enjoy the juice and the pulp and then spit out the skin as it's mildly astringent. In 2009 the skins were sweet too. Which we believe is in a way representative of the entire vintage.'
The Clos-de-Bèze vineyard is the oldest of Gevrey's vineyards, planted by the monks of the Abbey of Bèze after its bequest to them, in 630, by Duke Amalgaire of Burgundy. In the 1200s it was sold intact to the order of the Cathedral of Langres, who leased it out in parcels until the 1700s, when both Le Chambertin and Clos-de-Bèze were acquired, nearly in their entirety, by Claude Jobert. Since Jobert's ownership, Clos-de-Bèze has become divided, as of 1985, among eighteen proprietors. The Clos-de-Bèze occupies a rectangular 38-acre plot in the center of Gevrey's grand cru slope just north of Le Chambertin. Clos-de-Bèze may take the Le Chambertin appellation, but not vice-versa, an indication of its slightly superior quality. Indeed, though Clos-de-Bèze is nearly seven acres larger than Le Chambertin, its average annual production is approximately six percent less.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Lucien Le Moine
  • bh95

BurghoundHere the nose is similar to that of the Mazis though this is a bit spicier with plenty of the same sauvage character that bleeds over to the rich, supple, detailed and intensely mineral-driven big-bodied flavors that brim with dry extract on the restrained, focused and imposingly powerful finish. This should be fantastic in time as the balance and underlying sense of tension is marvelous. 93-95

Allen Meadows
  • wa94-97

Wine AdvocateThe 2009 Chambertin-Clos de Beze explodes onto the palate with full-throttle blackberries, spices and white flowers in a complex, alluring expression of this great vineyard. Highly nuanced mineral notes add depth on the long, intense finish. This is another drop-dead gorgeous wine from Lucien Le Moine. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2034.

Antonio Galloni, May 2011