Lucien Le Moine Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru
Price: $703.15 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
A beautifully layered nose reluctantly displays notes of wood toast, exotic white orchard fruit, lychee nut and acacia blossom aromas. The sleek, succulent and opulent middle weight plus flavors once again brim with sappy dry extract as well as plenty of minerality where the latter element helps to add lift to the clean, dry and impressively persistent finish. While an excellent effort I underscore that this is by no means classically styled as the mid-palate mouth feel is borderline oil which should enable it to be approached young should that be your preference.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 92-94
Pure aromas of apple, crushed lime, spices and powdered stone are given additional punch by piercing minerality. Classy and very pure but reserved today, conveying a strong impression of energy to its subtle flavors of lavender, cinnamon, stone and minerals. Youthfully imploded but the wine’s aristocratic weightlessness is already apparent. Offers outstanding inner-mouth tension but comes across as very reserved following the Bâtard. A wine of great nobility and energy, not to mention impeccable purity, this utterly palate-staining grand cru will need time in bottle to expand.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 95-98