Fernand Lécheneaut bought the 22-hectare Domaine in the 1960’s. Based mainly in the Côte de Nuits region, the estate is spread through the appellations of Nuit-St-Georges, Morey-St-Denis, Vosne Romanée and Chambolle Musigny. In addition the Domaine has a small vineyard in the grand cru Clos de la Roche in Morey-St-Denis. 90% of the vines are Pinot Noir, 5% Chardonnay and 5% Aligote.
Domaine Fernand Lécheneaut has been run since 1985 by brothers Vincent and Philippe Lécheneaut, who are admirable vignerons. The traditional estate in Nuits St Georges is considered one of the finest in Burgundy. Once harvested the wine spends 18 months in barrique without any fining or filtration. The wines produced here are superbly crafted, concentrated yet forward and elegant with well integrated oak. Wine availability is limited.
An impressively layered nose combines violets, spice, earth, plum and dark berry fruit liqueur. There is equally good depth to the rich, velvety and mouth coating medium weight flavors that possess fine mid-palate concentration along with fine punch on the lightly mineral-inflected, balanced and persistent finish. The ever-so-slightly rustic tannins are dense but firm and ripe and this will require at least ten years of cellar time. Fine quality here. Comments: Outstanding Issue 49
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