In recent years, Clos des Lambrays has been on a tear.
It's been exciting to watch.
Anyone who has been lucky enough to have old bottles of Clos des Lambrays knows how impressive the wines can be. Their 1949 is the most famous example, but the 1938 poured last week during the La Paulée festivities blew people away.
Last week, I had the opportunity to taste the 2014 Clos des Lambrays and immediately started planning this email. The 2014 is a radiant, nimble and gorgeous example of this Grand Cru. Clos des Lambrays also offers some of the best value in Grand Cru Burgundy that we know of.
In the monograph he penned on the Clos des Lambrays site, French wine writer Charles Quintesson described it as "iron hands in velvet gloves." The site blends the muscle that you'd find in one of Gevrey's Grand Crus with the finesse and suave tannins that you find in one of Chambolle's. Lambrays dazzles, but there's also a comforting element to it that I love.
The 2014 has bright poise with a tension-filled undertow of savory minerality, herbs and stoniness. There's a very compelling silken elegance, clarity of expression and a quiet, but definite presence to the wine. At its core, the 2014 possesses incredible harmony and class.
The Clos des Lambrays perfectly captures the classic proportions, vividness and finesse that makes the 2014 red Burgundies so attractive. It's these subtle, well-balanced vintages that blossom in the cellar. We created 4-packs with this in mind.
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Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits
2014 Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru
Burghound: "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."