- Domaine des Lambrays
- Clos des Lambrays
- Pinot Noir
- 2018 - 2030
- Case size
Goedhuis, November 2009
Big and spicy with aromas of red crunchy cherry and black pepper. Wonderfully layered, its palate is ample with sweet fleshy fruit while its complexity carries it well to its long finish.
Burghound, January 2010,
This is more deeply pitched still with much more obvious earth and floral influences to the ripe red and blue pinot fruit that complement the rich, pure and detailed medium weight flavors that culminate in a dusty and mouth coating finish where the supporting tannins seem to be on the dry side though this could easily be due to the considerable gas. For now I remain cautiously optimistic that this will round into shape as the fruit seems ripe and the two preceding wines do not exhibit this dryness. Drink: 2018+.Notes: produced from two large parcels of differing vine age - one that is approximately two-thirds of the blend and is now 45 years of age and a second, smaller group of vines that is approximately 20+ years of age.
Burghound, January 2011,
The deeply pitched nose evidences obvious earth and floral influences on the mostly ripe red pinot fruit aromas that complement the rich, pure and detailed medium weight flavors that culminate in a dusty and mouth coating finish where the supporting tannins display a clear stem influence. This is an excellent wine though it may not be to everyone's taste due to the obvious stem character. Drink: 2020+.Notes: produced from two large parcels of differing vine age - one that is approximately two-thirds of the blend and is now 45 years of age and a second, smaller group of vines that is approximately 20+ years of age.
Anthony Rose, January 2010,
With a little more concentration, spice and richness, always identifiable with its spicy cinnamony character, nice fruit richness and quite deceptively firm structure with good acidity and supple tannins, nicely shaded oak; very much a style that you like or don't. I think I'm in between: I'd happily drink yours but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it.
Domaine des Lambrays
This Morey Saint Denis domaine may have passed through various owners over the recent decades, but one noticeably steadfast mark on Burgundy’s landscape has been Thierry Brouin, making the wines at this iconic estate since 1979 until his retirement in 2017. His signature style of whole bunch vinification for the grand cru has carved an esteemed place for Thierry in Burgundy’s story. The domaine was recently purchase by Bernard Arnault of LVMH, and a new régisseur has been installed. Boris Champy has nearly 10 years’ experience in the Côte d’Or working at Louis Latour, and before that in California and Bordeaux. He and Thierry worked closely alongside each other in 2017, ensuring a smooth handover. Tantalisingly short of a monopole, the domaine owns 8.66 hectares of the 8.8 ha Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru in the heart of Morey Saint Denis. As well as the substantial Clos, the domaine also has vines in premier cru and village sites within Morey, and added two small premier cru plots in Puligny Montrachet in the 1990s.
Clos des Lambrays
Clos des Lambrays is a Grand Cru appellation situated in the commune of Morey St Denis in the Cote de Nuits. The 8.8 hectares of land, largely owned by the Saier family, were elevated from Premier Cru to Grand Cru status in 1979 as the vineyards clearly had huge potential. Nestled between Gevrey Chambertin to the north and Chambolle Musigny to the south the best Clos des Lambrays wines combine the feminine delicacy of Chambolle with the power and structure of Gevrey.