"Iron hands in velvet gloves" - 2017 Lambrays Clos des Lambrays

Posted by Ian McFadden

Catching Lambrays in good form can be a transformative experience.

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.

Today, we're very excited to offer the 2017 Clos des Lambrays at $294.95 per bottle and $279.95 in 3-packs.

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 2017 Clos des Lambrays is all about purity. There's Lambrays' signature dark fruits with an earthy minerality and loads of drive and finesse. The zippy mineral backbone is really impressive. The vintage marks the last harvest of Thierry Brouin, who had spent over three decades at the helm of Lambrays.

I've written before about how much I like the class and precision of the 2017 red Burgundies. The 2017 Lambrays has it in spades. It's one of the graceful vintages that ages beautifully.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2017 Lambrays Clos des Lambrays

Special Bottle Price: $294.95

Burghound: "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."

Special 3-Pack Price: $839.85 ($279.95/btl)