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Neal Martin, February 2014,
The 2012 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru has a sophisticated bouquet that has wonderful clarity - ebullient and vivacious, speaking louder than the Charmes or Griottes-Chambertins at present. The palate is precise on the entry with good acidity, poised with a precise blueberry and iodine finish. This should be devastatingly seductive once bottled.
Antonio Galloni, January 2014,
The 2012 Mazis-Chambertin is all poise and finesse. Lifted, floral and delicate, the 2012 wafts from the glass with striking perfume, beautifully nuanced fruit and impeccable balance. Sweet red berries, crushed flowers, mint and sweet spices are all layered into the finely knit finish. Drink 2024-2034
Burghound, April 2014,
Here the nose isn't quite as elegant as the Griotte as there is plenty of sauvage character but otherwise the red and dark berry fruit, earth and underbrush aroma are almost as complex. There is excellent volume and plenty of underlying vibrancy to the bigger and richer flavors that possess really lovely delineation on the equally mineral-driven finish. Good stuff and built to reward long-term aging. Drink 2026+
Stephen Tanzer, January 2014,
Palish red. A wild essence of Burgundy on the nose, offering intense scents of raspberry, smoked meat, minerals, clove and mocha. The palate combines pungent saline minerality with great lush, sappy sweetness of strawberry and raspberry fruit. Outstanding depth of texture and finesse; conveys an impression of soft power. Finishes with utterly suave, noble tannins and remarkable persistence.
Lucien le Moine
Lucien Lemoine is the name of the micro-negociant operation founded by Lebanese husband and wife team Mounir and Rotem Saouma. Mounir used to live and work in a monastery but left to study Oeonology and pursue his passion for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Several years living and working in Burgundy helped Mounir learn the ropes while wife Rotem orientated her studies in Dijon towards wine. Mounir's time in the Cistercian monastery is the inspiration behind the name of their operation: 'le Moine' means monk in French and Lucien was the name given to him by the monks. Lucien Le Moine sources exclusively premier cru or grand cru vineyard parcels and raises them in their vaulted cellars in Beaune, bringing a maximum of 100 barrels to the market each year.
Mazis-Chambertin is one of the nine Grands Crus in the Gevrey-Chambertin district on the Côte de Nuits, producing red wine from Pinot Noir. It is located on a gentle slope in the north of the Grand Cru area of Gevrey-Chambertin. The vineyard lies on a limestone subsoil, topped with brown, chalky soil. It is sheltered from the winds and hail by the woods of the Montagne de la Combe Grisard to the North West. When young these wines are bursting with strawberry and raspberry flavours, as well as violets and gamey undertones. Mazis-Chambertin is very aromatic, dark in colour and long lasting.