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2006 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru

abv 13.5%
  • 94 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 75287-2006

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($165) Good full red. Dark cherry, licorice and brown spices on the nose, plus a whiff of leather. Suave on entry, then tightly wound and deep in the middle, offering lovely lift and perfume to the highly nuanced flavors of blueberry, black cherry, brown spices, minerals and humus. Not especially sweet in the early going, but this boasts excellent mid-palate density and finishes with noteworthy generosity of texture, pungent minerality and suave, dusty tannins. Seems riper and deeper than the young 2007. I'd wait four or five years on this one.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2009
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    ÿNotably dark crimson. Subtle, mushroomy, autumnal nose. Very sweet and juicy. Some astringency on the finish but overall decent balance. Medium weight only.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Alluring and supple, yet the proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove. The silky texture soon gives way to a firmly tannic structure, but the berry, spice and mineral flavors are constant from start to finish.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2006 Clos des Lambrays is darkly-shaded in aromatics to match its darker color vis-a-vis its two littler siblings. Ripe plum and blackberry, burley tobacco, resin, and tar in the nose are transported to a palate that shares the sappy intensity, cling, and invigoration ' via tart, spicy and tactile mineral impingement ' that are common to this year's Domaine des Lambrays trio. Here, hints of violet perfume and a lurking sense of gaminess add mystery. Black pepper, cardamom, berry skins, chalk, salt, and resin are featured in a tenacious finish of vibratory energy. The longer this was open to the air, the more it fascinated. I see no reason to defer the pleasures of its company now, but would expect it to be well worth following for 10-12 years. In retrospect, this seems to me the unequivocal statement of grand cru depth and complexity that I have been seeking without complete satisfaction in so many previous vintages of Clos des Lambrays.
    Author: David Schildknecht
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  • 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

    • 112 bottles owned
    • 34 collectors