The vines from this vineyard help to create big, concentrated wines that are tannic and dense. It is dark and firm, and the damson skin flavor adds to the sense of power. Age this for 6–8 years.
A very complete wine, with all the elements in their right places. Of all the Morey Saint-Denis premier crus that Frédéric Magnien has released in 2004, this seems the most successful, keeping extraction and new wood in their place, emphasizing instead the beautiful fruits and freshness.
One of the best values in the Le Moine lineup, this isn’t all that dark, but don’t let looks deceive you. The aromas are lovely, boasting hints of roses and violets, while the mouthfeel is supple. Picks up spice notes on the silky finish. Immediately delicious, but should hold 5–8 years. Imported by Vintus LLC.
Austere and mineral initially, this is a complex wine, showing Asian spices as well as dark plum and berry fruits. It is layered with powerful tannins, which give the wine almost as much structure as fruit. A powerhouse that will age well.
A pure-tasting wine, this has a mineral character, tight, balanced acidity and lemon and white-fruit flavors. One of the rare white wines from the Côte de Nuits, this has power and a toasty element.
Bordered by the three grand crus of Bonnes Mares, Clos de Tart and Clos des Lambrays, but “just” a village wine, so the price is remarkably fair. The 2000 is velvety, and packed with earth and bright raspberries. A firm finish suggests that the best is yet to come; try in 2005.