« Les Pruliers » display a strong color. Young, it imposes its personality. Fresh red fruit aromas mingle with fine plant fragrances evoking wild prunes as well as notes of licorice and spiced roses. Mature, depth and roundness mask a strict final frame. You will perceive aromas of cocoa, smoked meat, and undergrowth. Age brings forth a generous and sensual smoothness. - Winemaker's Notes
Laced with enticing cherry, pomegranate and spice notes, this red has a gamy underbrush accent that gives it dimension. The wine is dense with ripe tannins that provide structure, offset by sweet fruit, with a lingering spicy aftertaste. Best from 2014 through 2028. - WS94
The 2009 Nuits St. Georges Les Pruliers is another large-scaled beauty. Seamless and textured, the Pruliers impresses for its fabulous energy. The 2009 needs time to full absorb its oak, but it is dazzling even at this early stage. Layers of fruit build to the intense, palate-staining finish. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029. - WA92
Reduction. As it usually is, this is the second best wine in the cellar in 2009 with a seductively textured yet entirely serious flavor profile blessed with an abundance of tannin-buffering extract that pushes the structural elements to the background on the balanced and strikingly long finish. This should be terrific. Drink 2017+ - BH90-93
The House of Lécheneaut is implanted in Nuits-Saint-Georges where it holds a prestigious position in the heart of the Burgundy terroir. It flourishes on ten hectares of vineyards scattered among eighteen glorious appellations from Côte de Nuits, which bestows its rich intensity and uniqueness.
Fifty to sixty thousand bottles of renowned nectar are released each year from its winery, sent off to conquer the international markets.
HISTORY OF THE DOMAIN
During the late 1950’s, Moreysien de souche Fernand Lécheneaut founded the house with the same name in Nuits-Saint-Georges. The domain contained two and a half hectares of vineyards, divided among the communes of Nuits-Saint-Georges, Chambolle-Musigny, and Morey-Saint-Denis.
In 1986, after having followed an oenological training at the Viticole highschool in Beaune, the sons of Fernand, Philippe and Vincent, rooted in their burgundy terroir since their childhood, naturally followed suit with the firm intention of prospering the family’s domain.
From this date on, the Lécheneaut Domain will continue to grow and develop. Additional vineyards were obtained in Nuits-Saint-Georges and in Vosne-Romanée in 1987. New parcels, including some Premiers Crus, were acquired a little later in Chambolle-Musigny and Gevrey-Chambertin. Then the illustrious Premier Crus of Nuits-Saint-Georges “Les Pruliers” and “le Clos des Ormes” in Morey-Saint-Denis made a remarkable addition to the Domain.