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    1 206
  • Producer ranking ?

    14
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Duck filet with cinnamon biscuit and onion confit

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The Story

This Grand Cru ranks among the 100 best red wines of the world. / The vineyard Clos des Lambrays is one of the greatest surface area in Grand Cru from all the Côte de Nuits.. The Clos des Lambrays is full-bodied, rough and supple, "a hand of iron in a glove of velvet". With flavors of black fruits (blackberries and blueberries), powerful, elegant with round and noble tannins.

Clos des Lambrays is made with Burgundy’s great black variety Pinot Noir. The average age of the vines is an impressive 40 years, and the vines are planted at the optimum density of 10,000-12,000 plants per hectare.

Tracing their history back to 1365, Domaine des Lambrays holds nearly all of the famous Clos des Lambrays vineyard. Ownership of the domaine has changed hands many times since the French Revolution. Although the vineyard was given Premier Cru classification in 1936, the wines have long been hailed as legendary by critics, and the vineyard was promoted to Grand Cru in 1981. Winery notes: "The Clos des Lambrays is full-bodied, rough and supple, 'a hand of iron in a glove of velvet.' With flavors of black fruits (blackberries and blueberries), it is powerful and elegant with round and noble tannins."

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Vintage 2009

A warm spring with some hail in the northern part of the Côte de Nuits. After an even flowering and a warm June, the summer arrived with variable July weather. Fortunately August was fine with a period of hot weather in the second week. September started with some rain, then became fine and warm again. A harvest of healthy, ripe grapes followed. The 2009s have all the structure packed in with rich, luscious fruit. Comparable to the 2005s. Great wines.

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Bright ruby. Spicy and almost exotic Pinot nose, and it actually gives me a flashback to the 1945 vintage right away with its slightly rich and opulent style. Pure and did not need too long to show. Almost peppery, some plums and almost thick of strawberries. Rich yes, but never cooked or warm feel. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruit driven, quite lively and intense. Not as long or refined as some, at least not at this stage, but might be something awesome for the cellar. 93

  • 93p

Medium-full colour. Soft nose. Some of the stems evident. Not a block-buster. Medium to medium-full body. A slight touch of astringence. Ripe but not complete. Quite forward. Is this a bad bottle?

  • 91p
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Origin

Dijon, Burgundy

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

Glass time

1h

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