Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 2017 1.5L

Pinot Noir from Morey-St.-Denis, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
JG 95
DE 95
JM 93-95
WA 92-95
FWR 94
CT 94
Item # 335668

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95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2017 Clos des Lambrays was still quite youthful, but was showing truly stunning potential on both the nose and palate. The bouquet is still fairly primary, but sports outstanding depth and nascent complexity in its constellation of cassis, black cherries, sweet dark berries, exotic touches of both eucalyptus and lavender, a superb base of soil, heather and a sound foundation of cedary new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and suave on the attack, with sappy core, excellent soil signature, fine-grained tannins and a long, closed and classy finish. The oak component here is beautifully done and there are absolutely no issues with the wine’s ultimate balance, but I had the sensation that it was clamping down on the wine a bit more than was customary for Clos des Lambrays as this point in its evolution. Perhaps it was just my imagination, as the wine will no doubt be absolutely superb in the fullness of time. 2027-2085. (Nov/Dec 2018)"

95 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "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. Drinking Window: 2025-2035. (Oct 2018)"

93-95 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Dense rich purple black. There is a luxury coating of velvet here and a suggestion of good density. 38 hl/ha. Surprisingly succulent, dark fruited wine, stops just short of chocolate, pH is a touch higher than usual at 3.55 compared to average of 3.48. Boris is good on details like this! Softer finish, a little more viscosity, higher tannin index too but doesn’t show. Boris describes this as a modern classic vintage. Certainly less raw than sometimes in the past. Still in barrel, un-racked. Tasted: November 2018."

92-95 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru unfurls in the glass with complex aromas of plums, cassis, dark chocolate, warm spices, licorice and rich soil tones, delicately framed by new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and satiny, with a fleshy core of fruit, succulent acids and powdery tannins. My intuition is that this will turn out to be both a little more concentrated and a little more structurally giving than the 2016 rendition. (Jan 2019)"

94 points Fine Wine Review: "2017 was the last vintage that Thierry Brouin was responsible for (and Boris Champy worked with him on it). The nose is still dominated by oak, and possibly some reduction. The mouth is silky and pure with spicy red fruits. It is medium-weight with freshness, but not a ripe, dense, or deep as the 2018; instead it is more a vintage of finesse. (12/13/19)"

93.8 points CellarTracker.com community score.

Bill Nanson (Burgundy Report): "(90% stems, 50% new oak from François Frères.) Perfumed, more silky, though a slightly less overt nose. Hmm, this has such width and then melting, flavour, more overt oak, but this is a wine with beautiful shape and fine texture. A faint caramel from the oak today. Excellent! (Jul 2018)"
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95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2017 Clos des Lambrays was still quite youthful, but was showing truly stunning potential on both the nose and palate. The bouquet is still fairly primary, but sports outstanding depth and nascent complexity in its constellation of cassis, black cherries, sweet dark berries, exotic touches of both eucalyptus and lavender, a superb base of soil, heather and a sound foundation of cedary new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and suave on the attack, with sappy core, excellent soil signature, fine-grained tannins and a long, closed and classy finish. The oak component here is beautifully done and there are absolutely no issues with the wine’s ultimate balance, but I had the sensation that it was clamping down on the wine a bit more than was customary for Clos des Lambrays as this point in its evolution. Perhaps it was just my imagination, as the wine will no doubt be absolutely superb in the fullness of time. 2027-2085. (Nov/Dec 2018)"

95 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "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. Drinking Window: 2025-2035. (Oct 2018)"

93-95 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Dense rich purple black. There is a luxury coating of velvet here and a suggestion of good density. 38 hl/ha. Surprisingly succulent, dark fruited wine, stops just short of chocolate, pH is a touch higher than usual at 3.55 compared to average of 3.48. Boris is good on details like this! Softer finish, a little more viscosity, higher tannin index too but doesn’t show. Boris describes this as a modern classic vintage. Certainly less raw than sometimes in the past. Still in barrel, un-racked. Tasted: November 2018."

92-95 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru unfurls in the glass with complex aromas of plums, cassis, dark chocolate, warm spices, licorice and rich soil tones, delicately framed by new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and satiny, with a fleshy core of fruit, succulent acids and powdery tannins. My intuition is that this will turn out to be both a little more concentrated and a little more structurally giving than the 2016 rendition. (Jan 2019)"

94 points Fine Wine Review: "2017 was the last vintage that Thierry Brouin was responsible for (and Boris Champy worked with him on it). The nose is still dominated by oak, and possibly some reduction. The mouth is silky and pure with spicy red fruits. It is medium-weight with freshness, but not a ripe, dense, or deep as the 2018; instead it is more a vintage of finesse. (12/13/19)"

93.8 points CellarTracker.com community score.

Bill Nanson (Burgundy Report): "(90% stems, 50% new oak from François Frères.) Perfumed, more silky, though a slightly less overt nose. Hmm, this has such width and then melting, flavour, more overt oak, but this is a wine with beautiful shape and fine texture. A faint caramel from the oak today. Excellent! (Jul 2018)"
Product SKU 335668
Producer Lambrays
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Côte de Nuits
Appellation Morey-St.-Denis
Varietal Pinot Noir
Designation Grand Cru|Monopole
Vintage 2017
Size 1.5L
Color Red
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