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Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Morey St. Denis 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Perhaps the most divisive wine of the night. I am not a huge fan of oak, and this has plenty of sweet oak on it but the oak is so complex and perfumed bringing elements of marzipan, coconut and roasted nuts to the mix, though the cinnamon spice found here is most assertive. The fruit shows a touch of pine from stems and a little licorice and beetroot, all wrapped around a core of dark fruit. This is very fine-grained in the mouth with a base of firm, powdery tannins supporting a particularly broad palate that is rich with wild strawberry, forest floor, and pomegranate seed flavors. There’s an earthy base of beetroot here and stemmy herbs even though this comes off as an exceptionally modern Burgundy. Have I been seduced by the oak? Perhaps, but it feels nice to be seduced once in awhile. 95pts

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Domaine des Lambrays:
As early as 1365, we find the vineyard referred to under the name of CLOUX DES LAMBREY in the deeds of Citeaux Abbey. In 1789, at the time of the French Revolution, the property was sold and divided between 74 owners and reunited in 1868. Louis Joly made improvements to this handsome residence built in 1630 and restored the unity of the property DOMAINE DES LAMBRAYS. In 1866 these works are fin... Read more
As early as 1365, we find the vineyard referred to under the name of CLOUX DES LAMBREY in the deeds of Citeaux Abbey. In 1789, at the time of the French Revolution, the property was sold and divided between 74 owners and reunited in 1868. Louis Joly made improvements to this handsome residence built in 1630 and restored the unity of the property DOMAINE DES LAMBRAYS. In 1866 these works are finished by the new owner Albert-Sebastien Rodier (Maison Henri de Bahèzre from Nuits-Saint-Georges) with his grandsons Camille and Albert. Camille has founded the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin and Albert managed the family estate in Burgundy. The Rodier family ensured an efficient promotion of their Clos des Lambrays. In 1938 Albert sold the estate to his friend Renée Cosson. Since this moment the estate is “falling in a sleep” like “sleeping beauty” according to Jean-François Bazin. In 1979, shortly after the death of Renée Cosson, the estate was acquired by Roland de Chambure and the brothers Fabien and Louis Saier. They managed to wake up this “sleeping beauty” by important investments and with the support of the oenologist Thierry Brouin. Still today Thierry Brouin is due to his competencies and passion the guarantor for the quality of the wines from the estate. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Morey St. Denis

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,026
0.00 5
01/23/2013

Perhaps the most divisive wine of the night. I am not a huge fan of oak, and this has plenty of sweet oak on it but the oak is so complex and perfumed bringing elements of marzipan, coconut and roasted nuts to the mix, though the cinnamon spice found here is most assertive. The fruit shows a touch of pine from stems and a little licorice and beetroot, all wrapped around a core of dark fruit. This is very fine-grained in the mouth with a base of firm, powdery tannins supporting a particularly broad palate that is rich with wild strawberry, forest floor, and pomegranate seed flavors. There’s an earthy base of beetroot here and stemmy herbs even though this comes off as an exceptionally modern Burgundy. Have I been seduced by the oak? Perhaps, but it feels nice to be seduced once in awhile. 95pts




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