Lucien Le Moine Vosne-Romanée les Suchots 2012


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All wines are aged entirely on their lees. Gentle batonnage is done a few times a month, less or more depending on the vintage, and the wine is never racked during this process. The cellar is naturally humid and very cool, which pushes malolactic fermentations late into summer. The natural CO2 produced during these long fermentations allows Mounir to use little SO2 (it should be noted it is best to decant all Lucien Le Moine wines as they can have some residual CO2). Once malolactic fermentation is complete, he and Rotem follow each barrel, tasting several times a month. Bottling is done by hand via gravity feed when the wine is ready, always after a full moon (when atmospheric pressure is favorable). No fining, filtration, or addition of sulphur takes place at bottling.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Lucien Le Moine
  • wa92-94

Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Suchots has a delicate bouquet for a Suchots, preferable to the 2011 Suchots tasted earlier. The palate is fresh and vibrant with supple red berry fruit, candied orange peel and a long sweet, almost almond tinged finish. This should be a delight.

Neal Martin
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Wine SpectatorRound and supple, with cherry, raspberry, spice and coffee notes. Fresh, pure and dense, with ripe tannins and a mouthwatering finish. Features excellent balance and length. Best from 2016 through 2026. 015 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, June 15, 2015