2009, Lambrays, Clos Lambrays

Clos des Lambrays, Burgundy, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 93

Drinking Dates: 2021+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 10-Jan-2012

(produced from two large parcels of differing vine age - one that is approximately two-thirds of the blend and is now 45 years of age and a second, smaller group of vines that is approximately 20+ years of age; vinified with 100% whole clusters). An intensely floral and spicy nose that is wonderfully elegant and admirably pure speaks of red currant, blue berry, game, smoke and warm earth. The silky-textured, precise and mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors possess copious extract that does a fine job of buffering the very firm tannins and allowing for perfect balance on the mouth coating and impressively persistent finish. A seductive and relatively accessible Clos des Lambrays that should be approachable with only a decade of cellar time yet last for 25 to 40 years. 93/2021+