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2012 Lucien Le Moine - Nuits St Georges Les Vaucrains 1er Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES

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SKU: 72807-2012
  • Rating: 94

    A brooding and all but inexpressive nose reflects notes of earthy dark berries, sauvage and humus nuances. There is superb richness to the broad-shouldered, concentrated and very serious flavors that brim with dry extract before terminating in a powerful, complex and stunningly persistent finish that displays only moderate austerity. This is a big and very firmly structured wine yet it carries its heft with perfect balance. Note though that plenty of patience will be required.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Rating: 93

    Dark and spicy, exuding black cherry, black currant, violet, smoke and spice aromas and flavors. There's a sweetness midpalate, with the structure supporting the fruit. Fine length. Best from 2018 through 2032. 050 cases imported.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Rating: 95

    A beautifully layered wine, the 2012 Nuits St.-Georges Les Vaucrains flows across the palate with layers of expressive, nuanced fruit. In 2012, the Vaucrains is totally racy, supple and stunning in its beauty. The sweet, perfumed finish makes it impossible to resist a second taste. This is pure class. - Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2022-2033
    Author: jab

Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 36 bottles owned
  • 6 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 6 collectors)