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2012 Lucien Le Moine Nuits-St.-Georges Les Vaucrains

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September 29, 2019 - $76



93Wine Spectator

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.

93-95Vinous / IWC

...flows across the palate with layers of expressive, nuanced fruit. In 2012, the Vaucrains is totally racy, supple and stunning in its beauty.

92+ Stephen Tanzer

Medicinal aromas of blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spicy oak. Juicy on entry, then youthfully imploded in the middle, showing very primary flavors of black fruits and licorice pastille.

A brooding and all but inexpressive nose reflects notes of earthy dark berries, sauvage and humus nuances.

91-93The Wine Advocate

The palate has a supple effervescent entry, with orange peel and marmalade, and fine weight on the finish.


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits-Villages, Nuits-St.-Georges, Les Vaucrains

Les Vaucrains is a 15.5-acre Premier Cru vineyard in Nuits-Saints-Georges, in Burgundy’s Cote de Nuits. It is in the southern part of of the appellation. Because there are no Grand Cru vineyards in Nuits-Saints-Georges, the appellation’s considerable reputation rests on its excellent Premier Crus. Burgundy writer Clive Coates calls this vineyard part of the “greatest climat in Nuits-Saint-Georges.” The vineyard is 260 – 280 meters in elevation with rocky soil heavy with sand and clay. Coates calls Les Vaucrains “vigorous and rich and full-bodied.”


Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.