Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Burgundy
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‘Leafy, autumnal and complex, with soy and liquorice and a toasted, smoky finish. Fibrous tannin, pure fruit, excellent length. It's not floral, but there is an elegance here. Superbly persistent – just doesn't quit. Excellent expressiveness, this has the magic of burgundy. 2020-2040’ – Richard Hemming MW,, 19/20

‘Produced from what is nearly a monopole grand cru - Domaine Taupenot-Merme owns 0.004ha - Clos des Lambrays is always marked by its 90% whole bunches, but the style is very well done in 2017 under new cellarmaster, Boris Champy. With 50% new wood framing the palate, this is subtle, nuanced and focussed, with polished tannins and bright acidity. 2025-2035’ – Tim Atkin MW, Decanter, 95/100

‘Just blended. 90% whole bunch. 50% new wood. Rich glowing purple. The nose is exceptionally sensual and not aggressively whole bunch. Svelte and sensual, more raspberry than cherry, some deep strawberry fruit too and a little pepper, but only at the back of the palate. This fills the mouth though never more than medium density. But the persistence is there. This is a relatively low acid wine, with a pH of 3.57, the highest since 2006’ – Jasper Morris,, 93-95/100

'The 2017 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru opens in the glass with expressive aromas of sweet berry fruit, plums and orange rind that mingle with nuances of forest floor, smoked meats, cedar and spices. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, supple and open-knit, with succulent acids and moderate concentration, concluding with a nicely defined finish. I expect this to flesh out a little as it bounces back from bottling. 2022 - 2040.' – William Kelley, Wine Advocate, 93/100

'The 2017 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru is tight and understated on the nose with touches of black fruit, scorched earth and decaying autumn leaves, certainly aromatics that adhere to former winemaker Thierry Brouin's style. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins, gentle grip and, whilst not as complex as the 2018, it has commendable focus towards the lightly spiced finish. A rather easygoing, open-knit Clos des Lambrays, it should drink well for 15-20 years. This was Thierry Brouin’s valedictory vintage. 2023 - 2040.' – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 92/100

'There are whiffs of herbal tea, floral and spice influences on the essence of red berry aromas that are trimmed in soft wood and earth nuances. The mouthfeel of the medium-bodied flavors is beautifully sleek thanks to the dense but fine-grained tannins shaping the attractively refreshing, youthfully austere and long finale that is quite linear rather than rich. This should further flesh out with bottle age though that will require at least some cellaring. 2029+.' – Allen Meadows,, 92/100

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Jacques Desvauges
Alcohol 13.5%
Body Medium to full-bodied
Blend information 100% Pinot Noir
Drink to Long-term cellaring
Variety Pinot Noir
Rating JR 19
Technical analysis PH: 3.57
Producer information Despite being enclosed by a centuries-old wall of dried stones, one could spend hours exploring the grounds of the Clos des Lambrays. The Clos des Lambrays is one of the 33 Grands Crus of Bourgogne, located in one of the region's most precious so-called 'Climats'. Originated from the almost monopoly of the estate within the Grand Cru, the Clos des Lambrays by Domaine des Lambrays is a wide ownership, if you compared it to Bourgogne scale. The plot is far from homogeneous. Its smooth slopes offer a diversity of sun exposures that are key for the complexity of the wine. At the top, the Clos is composed mainly of marls whereas the bottom clay mixes with limestone. Wine is aged in the Domaine's underground cellars in oak barrels, half of which is renewed every year.
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