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2001 Lambrays - Clos des Lambrays

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / MOREY-SAINT-DENIS
  • 92 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 75287-2001-750-1A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($95) Medium red. Subtle, nuanced aromas of smoky red fruits, flowers and minerals. A step up in aromatic complexity and class, with strong soil tones of berries, minerals, underbrush and earth. The wine's solid acidity and strong minerality give it superb definition and inner-mouth energy. Suave, silky and long on the back end, which features very fine tannins. It remains to be seen if the 2002 will express its terroir as clearly as this wine.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2004
  • Rating: 17

    Very deep colour. Massive amount of fruit and extract. Very sumptuous. Mocha coffee flavours and richness. Rich, sweet and quite dramatic. Rather pinched, astringent, oaky finish. Big, though. Hints of the flirtatious attraction of a top burgundy although perhaps slightly more acidity than one would expect in a truly great Grand Cru. (cask sample)
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Rating: 92

    This is a clear step up with much tighter, more concentrated and reserved fruit and deep, rich, mineral-laden flavors that display superb acid/fruit/tannin balance plus an impressive, and beautifully focused, long finish. Powerful, long and this is extremely pretty.
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2004
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Crushed berries, earthy, minerals. Great finish and pretty tannins. No where near peak however I have experienced bottle variation.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2018
    Author: TannicTony
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Lovely wine drinking at its peak, aromatic and food friendly
    Author: Scooter
This vineyard near Morey St Denis in the Cote de Nuits produced stellar wines in the 1940s and fully deserved Grand Cru status, yet this was not achieved until 1981. Under owners Roland de Chambure, the Saier family and oenologist Thierry Brouin, the "sleeping beauty" vineyard succeeded in making a comeback after having fallen into disrepair in the 1970s. In 1996 after being sold again, the new owners, Gunter and Ruth Freund, restored the chateau and re-established the successful path that Lambrays has since followed.

The wines are studies in finessed concentration and exhibit an enchanting blend of fruit, spice and mineral that continues to evolve on the palate and in the cellar. In addition to the Morey St Denis reds, Lambrays also produces a few Chardonnays from Puligny Montrachet.

See other similar producers:Domaine Gerard Raphet,Domaine des Lambrays,Domaine Gros Frere et Soeur

Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 738 bottles owned
  • 72 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 72 collectors)