Wine Spectator Magazine : 95 pour Les Damodes !

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Domaine Léchenaut Gevrey-Chambertin 2012     94 points

The deep well of black cherry, blackberry, oak spice and iron notes is backed by vibrant acidity and well-integrated tannins. Well-proportioned, this needs time to harmonize. The lasting impression is sweet fruit and bracing acidity. Best from 2019 through 2033. –BS


Domaine Léchenaut Marsannay Les Sampagny 2012     90 points

This is packed with black currant and black cherry fruit, in a crisp, mouthwatering style. The bracing acidity and intense flavors should serve this well at the table. Shows fine length. Best from 2018 through 2029.. –BS


Domaine Léchenaut Morey-St.-Denis 2012    90 points

Lush and round, revealing black cherry, currant, spice and earth notes on a broad-shouldered, dense frame. Shows fine length on the resonant finish. Best from 2017 through 2026. –BS


Domaine Léchenaut Nuits-St.-Georges 2012     92 points

A round version, with a supple texture enveloping cherry, raspberry and spice flavors. Vibrant and firm, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit and oak spice. Best from 2018 through 2029. –BS


Domaine Léchenaut Nuits-St.-Georges Les Damodes 2012     95 points

This lush version is packed with black cherry and blackberry fruit and hints of chocolate, spice and mineral. The ample flesh covers the dense tannins, while the vibrant acidity keeps the elements focused and persistent. Shows fine harmony and complexity. Best from 2019 through 2035. –BS


Domaine Léchenaut Nuits-St.-Georges Les Pruliers 2012     93 points

Offers pure aromas and flavors of blackberry, blueberry and violet, shaded by sweet spice and smoke. Balanced and on the beefy side, with grainy tannins and vanilla, toast and blackberry accents in the aftertaste. Best from 2018 through 2030. –BS