Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 2014

Pinot Noir from Morey-St.-Denis, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
DE 96
WE 96
JG 95
JM 95
WA 93-95
TA 94
13.5% ABV
Item # 326710

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750ml
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96 points Decanter: "Ethereal notes of blackberry but also floral lift with a lovely silky texture and a savoury/mineral finish. Great appeal already. Drinking Window: 2018-2028."

96 points and 'Cellar Selection,' Wine Enthusiast: "This is such a perfumed wine with deceptively soft tannins and great fruit. The acidity is classic for the vintage, with raspberries and intense freshness at the end. It has a fine line of tannins and a life that will go far. Drink from 2022. Alcohol 13%. (Aug 2016)"

95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2014 Clos des Lambrays is a great wine in the making. The stunning bouquet delivers a pure and sappy constellation of sweet dark berries, black cherries, woodsmoke, currant leaf, dark chocolate, a very complex base of soil, fresh herbs and just a whisper of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and rock solid at the core, with great mineral drive, refined tannins and impeccable focus and balance on the long, ripely tannic and seamless finish. 2025-2075. (Nov/Dec 2015)"

95 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Good bright red with a healthy, concentrated red fruit nose overlaid by a lick of oak. This is pleasingly concentrated on the palate, deep red fruit rather than black, plenty of oak but judiciously integrated. Balanced and stylish with medium density – what this vintage is all about. (Sep 2017)"

93-95 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): "The 2014 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru is matured in 50% new oak and is 100% whole bunch fruit. It is blessed with a winsome bouquet. As usual, there is something very natural, unimposing and refined on the nose: blackberry and briary, a hint of graphite, a subtle leafiness maybe, and yet delineated and very pure. The palate is lively and energetic with crisp tannin, black rather than red fruit, linear and very classic in style with what you might call a "cool" marine-influenced finish that has fine salinity. What a great Clos des Lambrays that will put a smile on the face of those that adore refined Burgundy. Drink: 2017-2040. (Dec 2015)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW: "Made with 100% whole bunches, as it usually is, this is the Islay malt whisky of red Burgundies. Savoury, smoky and sappy, it’s an unmistakeable style that divides opinion. The 50% new oak is very well integrated here, with complex, bramble and fresh tobacco notes. 2019-26. (Jan 2015)"

94 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(produced from two large parcels of differing vine age - one that is approximately two-thirds of the blend and is now 50+ years of age and a second, smaller group of vines that is approximately 25+ years of age; made with 100% whole clusters). A notably spicy, fresh, cool and floral nose displays mostly red berry fruit scents that are trimmed in discreet earth notes. There is excellent cut and definition to the nicely rich and attractively textured flavors that culminate in a presently austere finale though I doubt that austerity will persist. This is a relatively fine and forward vintage for Clos des Lambrays and one that should be approachable after only 7 to 8 years of bottle age. In a word, marvelous. Drink: 2026+. (Jan 2017)"

94 points Wine Spectator: "Spicy, exuding sandalwood, nutmeg, vanilla, floral and wild cherry flavors. Silky in texture and firmly structured. Accents of bay leaf and green olive seep into the mix as this fans out on the long aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2035. 100 cases imported. (3/22/17)"
96 points Decanter: "Ethereal notes of blackberry but also floral lift with a lovely silky texture and a savoury/mineral finish. Great appeal already. Drinking Window: 2018-2028."

96 points and 'Cellar Selection,' Wine Enthusiast: "This is such a perfumed wine with deceptively soft tannins and great fruit. The acidity is classic for the vintage, with raspberries and intense freshness at the end. It has a fine line of tannins and a life that will go far. Drink from 2022. Alcohol 13%. (Aug 2016)"

95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2014 Clos des Lambrays is a great wine in the making. The stunning bouquet delivers a pure and sappy constellation of sweet dark berries, black cherries, woodsmoke, currant leaf, dark chocolate, a very complex base of soil, fresh herbs and just a whisper of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and rock solid at the core, with great mineral drive, refined tannins and impeccable focus and balance on the long, ripely tannic and seamless finish. 2025-2075. (Nov/Dec 2015)"

95 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Good bright red with a healthy, concentrated red fruit nose overlaid by a lick of oak. This is pleasingly concentrated on the palate, deep red fruit rather than black, plenty of oak but judiciously integrated. Balanced and stylish with medium density – what this vintage is all about. (Sep 2017)"

93-95 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): "The 2014 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru is matured in 50% new oak and is 100% whole bunch fruit. It is blessed with a winsome bouquet. As usual, there is something very natural, unimposing and refined on the nose: blackberry and briary, a hint of graphite, a subtle leafiness maybe, and yet delineated and very pure. The palate is lively and energetic with crisp tannin, black rather than red fruit, linear and very classic in style with what you might call a "cool" marine-influenced finish that has fine salinity. What a great Clos des Lambrays that will put a smile on the face of those that adore refined Burgundy. Drink: 2017-2040. (Dec 2015)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW: "Made with 100% whole bunches, as it usually is, this is the Islay malt whisky of red Burgundies. Savoury, smoky and sappy, it’s an unmistakeable style that divides opinion. The 50% new oak is very well integrated here, with complex, bramble and fresh tobacco notes. 2019-26. (Jan 2015)"

94 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(produced from two large parcels of differing vine age - one that is approximately two-thirds of the blend and is now 50+ years of age and a second, smaller group of vines that is approximately 25+ years of age; made with 100% whole clusters). A notably spicy, fresh, cool and floral nose displays mostly red berry fruit scents that are trimmed in discreet earth notes. There is excellent cut and definition to the nicely rich and attractively textured flavors that culminate in a presently austere finale though I doubt that austerity will persist. This is a relatively fine and forward vintage for Clos des Lambrays and one that should be approachable after only 7 to 8 years of bottle age. In a word, marvelous. Drink: 2026+. (Jan 2017)"

94 points Wine Spectator: "Spicy, exuding sandalwood, nutmeg, vanilla, floral and wild cherry flavors. Silky in texture and firmly structured. Accents of bay leaf and green olive seep into the mix as this fans out on the long aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2035. 100 cases imported. (3/22/17)"
Product SKU 326710
Producer Lambrays
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Côte de Nuits
Appellation Morey-St.-Denis
Varietal Pinot Noir
Designation Grand Cru
Vintage 2014
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
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