My favorite wine of this year’s La Paulée de San Francisco Burgundy event in March was 2006 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays
. It was poured at what’s called the Vertical Tasting, where top Burgundy producers offer three vintages each of one of their signature wines. Winemaker Thierry Brouin poured the 2010, 2006 and 2003. All three were delicious, possessing long finishes one expects from a Burgundy grand cru. The 2006, however, was particularly elegant.
Here’s the note: Light red color with pale meniscus; aromatic, dried roses, cranberry, very tart cherry nose; delicious, elegant, tart cherry, tart raspberry, mineral, roses palate; long finish 95+ points