In recent years, Clos des Lambrays has been on a tear. It's been exciting to watch.
Just over a month ago, I had the opportunity to taste the 2014 Clos des Lambrays and immediately started planning this email. The 2014 is such a gorgeous, radiant and nimble example of the Grand Cru. It's also yet another reminder that Clos des Lambrays offers some of the best value in Grand Cru Burgundy
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 there are many more. The balance and harmony of the 2014 gives us plenty of confidence that it will age beautifully, especially in magnum.
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'd 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. Before wrapping up, I should mention that we have a very limited amount of magnums. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.
To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the store at (212) 980-9463.
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits
Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru Magnums