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.
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 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.
This is a firmly structured wine that also has a good balance of ripe black fruits. It’s concentrated, layering ripe acidity with a dry core of tannins. There’s great potential here, but the wine that needs to age for six years and more.
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.
Deliciously perfumed, this shows some of the structure of the vintage, along with generous raspberry and red cherry flavors. It is rich and solid, and its open character has just the right edge of dense tannins. Already approachable, but it’s likely to age over several years.