Lucien le Moine
Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses
Representing a blend of two barrels from two different growers, the Le Moine 2006 Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses smells of smoked meat, smoky black tea, ginger, and fresh, ripe plum and cherry. Bright, sappy fruit intensity, pungent spice and smokiness, and invigorating salinity saturate the palate, accompanied through an impressively long, dynamic, and refreshing finish by chalkiness and bitter suggestions of fruit pit and herbs. What this lacks as yet vis-a-vis its siblings from Hauts Doix and Charmes is their seamlessness, and there is a more obvious sense of tannic presence here, which Saouma explains with reference to "that shoulder" of the Cote that is Amoureuses, "which suffered more from drought in 2006 than other vineyards." Possibly, too - although the wine was already bottled when I tasted - this could represent an instance of what Saouma referred to with Charmes as the need for the two components to marry over a mere matter of months. I would anticipate a decade or more of beauty here.
(186, The Wine Advocate 22nd Dec 2009)
|価格||49,800円 (税込 53,784 円)|