Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru 2009 - 93pts AM "A seductive and relatively accessible Clos des Lam

We are delighted to offer the 2009 Clos de Lambrays from Domaine de Lambrays. Awarded 93 pts from both Allen Meadows and Neal Martin, and Antonio Galloni even gave it 94 points, we have 6 bottles to offer at the best market price that we expect to be sold out in a flash.

Domaine de Lambrays in Morey-St-Denis was transformed to a compelling estate with the arrival of genius winemaker Thierry Brouin in 1980. Formerly a consultant for the national French appellation authority INAO (1975-1980)and an oenologist by training, Brouin oversaw the winery’s ascent to glory, securing its promotion to Grand Cru status in just a year. Thierry Brouin has now stepped down and nowadays Boris Champy is the new manager of this brilliant estate in Morey-St-Denis. From an epic vintage in Burgundy, we believe Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru 2009 is an compelling buy at the moment. Allen Meadows thinks it is “a seductive and relatively accessible Clos des Lambrays”, and Antonio Galloni round-up the wine saying the wine has “a round, caressing finish leaves a lasting impression.”.

We are therefore delighted to offer –

Domaine de Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru 2009

HK$1,750 per bottle

Special offer - HK$1,650 per bottle if you buy 3 bottles or above

Only 6 bottles available

93 pts Allen Meadows

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.

94 pts Antonio Galloni

The 2009 Clos des Lambrays is ripe, radiant and totally representative of the vintage. Silky tannins frame an expressive core of fruit in this generous, open Clos des Lambrays. The 2009 possesses striking depth and tons of richness allied to a muscular personality. I underestimated the 2009 when I tasted it from barrel. Although very much in the flashy style of the year, the 2009 also has more than enough structure to support mid-term aging at the very least. A round, caressing finish leaves a lasting impression.

93 pts Neal Martin

The 2009 Clos des Lambrays continues to shine. The self-effacing Thierry Brouin has conjured an exquisite bouquet of wild strawberry, scorched earth, small red cherries and a touch of undergrowth. Brouin’s style is to keep everything contained, natural and unpretentious and so you get a comparatively conservative Clos des Lambrays that is underpinned by light, tensile tannins, with a veneer of red fruit, not great weight but rather weightlessness that is unusual for this vintage. It is in keeping with the domaine’s approach to Pinot Noir, one that I have learned to appreciate more and more with passing years.

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