This is one very serious wine" - 2015 Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru

Posted by Ian McFadden

2015 is a monumental vintage at Lambrays.

In recent years, Clos des Lambrays has been going from strength to strength.

We've really enjoyed watching the domaine come into top form. 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.

Given its illustrious history, it's amazing that Clos des Lambrays 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 2015 Lambrays possesses an incredible impact with loads of punch, depth and vibrancy. There's a layered complexity to the wine that ranges from floral high notes to spices to earth and dark and red berry fruit. Everything is presented in a seamless and amazingly finessed package.

There's no doubt that this is one of the smartest buys in 2015 Grand Crus. 2015 is one of the great red Burgundy vintages of the past three decades. All of our recent offers have met with very quick sell outs and Lambrays has acquired a huge fan club in recent years. Our advice is not to wait too long before placing an order.

To order, please reply to or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits