- Domaine des Lambrays
- Pinot Noir
- 2023 - 2036
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, December 2019
This is a top-notch village cuvée coming from two plots, La Bidaude and La Rue de Vergy, just above the great grands crus Clos des Lambrays and Clos de Tart. With aromas of violets and black cherry, this has a very refreshing palate and flavours of mocha and spice. The grainy tannins provide additional personality and the finish is very persistent.
Neal Martin, January 2020,
The 2018 Morey-Saint-Denis Village comes from two parcels at the top of Clos des Lambrays where the soil is very shallow, and is completely de-stemmed. It has a bright bouquet of black cherries and blueberry fruit, simple but full of energy. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy ripe tannins and moderate acidity, and lightly spiced with a touch of white pepper on the finish. Enjoy this over the next 6–8 years. 2021 - 2026
Burghound, January 2020,
There is enough reduction present to partially mask the fruit though it does seem quite ripe. Otherwise there is good volume, freshness and verve to the delicious middle weight flavors that retain reasonably good delineation on the mildly warm and rustic finale. I like the texture and this should be approachable young if that is your preference. Drink 2025+
Wine Advocate, January 2020,
Bursting with aromas of ripe berry fruit, spices and a deft touch of creamy new oak, the 2018 Morey-Saint-Denis Village is medium-bodied, fleshy and open-knit, with a ripe core of fruit and youthfully chewy tannins. This will drink well with minimal bottle age.
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.
Morey St. Dénis often suffers from an identity crisis. They are more fruit forward than the wines of Gevrey Chambertin, yet more structured than those of Chambolle Musigny. It seems in this sensethat they are like middle children, always wanting to please yet not standing out as the noisy one or the notably quiet one. They are however crowd pleasers and for those who feel that Gevreys are too muscular and Chambolles too feminine; Moreys seem just right, offering velvety tannins and tangible fruit. The village offers five grand cru vineyards including Clos de la Roche, Clos St. Dénis and Clos des Lambrays which nonetheless can rival those of neighbouring villages in terms of quality (some even view them as the best in the Côte de Nuits) and various premier cru vineyards.