2018 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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JM 97

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, September 2022

A clear crimson to magenta colour. More lifted fruit here. Very classy I think and there is a great deal of it! There are some stems in here as shown by the white pepper. Rather glorious on the palate, absolutely clean, a...
VN 97

Vinous, November 2022

The 2018 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru does not quite have the amplitude of Magnien's Clos Saint-Denis, but it displays more vivacious red fruit, clarifying with aeration and eventually develops quite an ethereal quality...
DC 94

Decanter, October 2019

Clos des Lambrays is in something of a transitional phase right now, with the departure of one winemaker and the arrival of another, so it will be interesting to see how the style evolves. This is a classically firm...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2021

After its fine showing from barrel, the 2018 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru hasn't quite realized all its promise. Offering up aromas of ripe cherries, berries, spices and orange rind, it's more obviously marked by cedary...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Nuits
Appellation Morey St Denis
Sub-appellation Clos des Lambrays
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Introducing the majestic 2018 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru, a red wine that epitomizes the essence of Burgundy. This exquisite Pinot Noir hails from the renowned Cote de Nuits region in France, specifically the sub-appellation of Clos des Lambrays in Morey St Denis. Crafted by the esteemed Domaine des Lambrays, this wine is a true testament to their mastery and expertise.

In the glass, this red beauty displays a deep, inviting red color that hints at the richness and complexity within. The nose is an enchanting symphony of aromas, featuring dark black cherry and damson fruit. But what truly sets this wine apart is the unique influence of the 80% whole bunches used during fermentation, which infuses it with a stemmy, peaty note reminiscent of Islay malt whisky. This intriguing characteristic adds an extra layer of sophistication and intrigue.

Upon tasting, the 2018 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru reveals itself as a classically firm and ageworthy wine. It showcases a tannic backbone that provides structure and longevity, ensuring that this wine will continue to evolve and delight for years to come. The palate is filled with sappy red fruit, beautifully balanced with notes of white pepper, sage, and graphite. The finish is nothing short of superb, displaying the quintessential sappiness of Morey-Saint-Denis.

Renowned critics have been enraptured by this exceptional vintage. Decanter awards it a remarkable 94 points, praising its firm expression of terroir and layers of dark fruit. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate bestows a score of 92, noting its rich and layered profile, while Vinous awards an outstanding 97 points, highlighting its vivacious red fruit and superb structure. Jasper Morris, from Inside Burgundy, awards it an impressive 95 points, applauding its succulent fruit and subtle salinity.

The 2018 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru is truly a wine for connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike. With its complex aromas, firm structure, and exceptional balance, it is a masterpiece that showcases the very best of Burgundy. Savor this wine now or cellar it for years to come, as it promises to reward those who patiently wait.