Domaine des Lambrays

Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru Pinot Noir

9.3751 ratings
9.3245 pro ratings
Morey St. Denis, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

The first of 4 Grand Crus from Morey Saint Denis. Tasted blind - knew the identities but not the order of service. Colour of mid Ruby - paler than the previous bracket from Gevrey Chambertin. A beautiful red fruited delicious palate easily of Grand Cru quality. Medium plus intensity with supple tannins even at this young age.

The first of 4 Grand Crus from Morey Saint Denis. Tasted blind - knew the identities but not the order of service. Colour of mid Ruby - paler than the previous bracket from Gevrey Chambertin. A beautiful red fruited delicious palate easily of Grand Cru quality. Medium plus intensity with supple tannins even at this young age.

Jan 26th, 2020
Duane Mason

Light but with solid backbone of dried cherry. Nice.

Light but with solid backbone of dried cherry. Nice.

Jan 15th, 2020
Gilbert Van Hassel

Rather light in structure, forest floor, will be the perfect turkey wine

Rather light in structure, forest floor, will be the perfect turkey wine

Nov 27th, 2019
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9.3

The 2016 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru is extremely well defined on the nose with blacker fruit than its peers, wet limestone scents percolating through the red berry fruit, somehow sedate and effortless. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, nigh perfect acidity, a touch of fleshiness towards the finish. It is not the most ambitious Grand Cru, yet in terms of sheer pleasure, this hits the spot. Drink over the next 15 to 20 years. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2016 tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, October 2019)

The 2016 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru is extremely well defined on the nose with blacker fruit than its peers, wet limestone scents percolating through the red berry fruit, somehow sedate and effortless. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, nigh perfect acidity, a touch of fleshiness towards the finish. It is not the most ambitious Grand Cru, yet in terms of sheer pleasure, this hits the spot. Drink over the next 15 to 20 years. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2016 tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, October 2019)

Oct 24th, 2019
Conrad Green

Beautifully intense dark fruit. Lovely and supple. That pretty cherry plasticine thing and good structure. Lovely- still very young!

Beautifully intense dark fruit. Lovely and supple. That pretty cherry plasticine thing and good structure. Lovely- still very young!

Sep 13th, 2019
Conrad Green

Lovely tangy savory fruit. Some sour cherry and lush plum with violets and gnarly underbrush. Very lucid and detailed. All that lovely freshness of 2001. Really excellent

Lovely tangy savory fruit. Some sour cherry and lush plum with violets and gnarly underbrush. Very lucid and detailed. All that lovely freshness of 2001. Really excellent

Jun 29th, 2019
Conrad Green

From mag. Lovely texture. Silky, plush and enveloping. Very resolved and sexy. Great

From mag. Lovely texture. Silky, plush and enveloping. Very resolved and sexy. Great

Apr 26th, 2019
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9.3

Good medium red; not particularly saturated but with a healthy rim. Alluringly scented, wild-yet-somehow-refined aromas of musky raspberry, strawberry, rose petal, brown spices, cedar, underbrush and coffee; this smells sweet! Silky, stylish and weightless, showing lovely stemmy definition and lift to its flavors of wild red berries, mocha and dried flowers. Not a particularly dense or fleshy style but an alluring, vibrant drink that's perfect right now. In fact, in spite of its intense fruit component this wine may only thin out from here. This subtle, elegant Clos des Lambrays finishes with a firm dusting of tannins and a light touch. (13.7% alcohol; 3.59 pH; 3.5 g/l acidity) (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, April 2019)

Good medium red; not particularly saturated but with a healthy rim. Alluringly scented, wild-yet-somehow-refined aromas of musky raspberry, strawberry, rose petal, brown spices, cedar, underbrush and coffee; this smells sweet! Silky, stylish and weightless, showing lovely stemmy definition and lift to its flavors of wild red berries, mocha and dried flowers. Not a particularly dense or fleshy style but an alluring, vibrant drink that's perfect right now. In fact, in spite of its intense fruit component this wine may only thin out from here. This subtle, elegant Clos des Lambrays finishes with a firm dusting of tannins and a light touch. (13.7% alcohol; 3.59 pH; 3.5 g/l acidity) (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, April 2019)

Apr 4th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

Gorgeous. Just a beautiful wine. Elegant and layered with roses, wild red cherries and raspberry, exotic spices and just a hint of cassis. The finish is long and seductive. 🔥

Gorgeous. Just a beautiful wine. Elegant and layered with roses, wild red cherries and raspberry, exotic spices and just a hint of cassis. The finish is long and seductive. 🔥

Mar 21st, 2019
TJ Maxwell

En Magnum. Wow. Great

En Magnum. Wow. Great

Jan 10th, 2019