The Superb 2015 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru in Bottle and Magnum. Save 15% Today

 

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2015 - arguably the finest Clos des Lambrays of the last 50 years
 
Clos des Lambrays has an illustrious past. I have had the pleasure of drinking some magnificent bottles from the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's. However, in the 1960's through 1990's the domaine lost its way. For a Grand Cru vineyard (which is almost a monopole) the wines simply weren't up to scratch. At the end of the 1990's the domaine showed signs of a resurgence which has continued from that time. In the 1980's a program of replanting commenced to replace vineyards were replanted and a huge number of changes were made in the vineyards and winery by Thierry Brouhin. The recent sale of the domaine to the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy group for around 80 million Euros has no doubt seen an injection of capital that will surely see the domaine retain its lofty position of yesteryear. However, considering the amount of Clos des Lambrays produced each year it is a gigantic investment.
 
Clos des Lambrays is the steepest of the Morey Grand Crus. What many do not know is that the vineyard has three climats, each bringing a different character to the final assemblage. The soil contains many rocks and is rich in iron oxide which explains the elegant, blue fruit and mineral style of the vineyard. Thierry Brouhin, responsible for the rise of the domaine, has been engaged for the next few years and has produced an outstanding 2015 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru. It is arguably the finest Clos des Lambrays of the last 50 years.

We have a small quantity of the 2015 in stock in bottle and magnum. Please act quicky if you wish to secure a bottle or two.
Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru 2015
750ml Normally $570.00
Special $485.00
1500ml Magnum Normally $1150.00
Special $975.00 (2 available)

Lambrays Label John Gilman "View from the Cellar": 
The 2015 Clos des Lambrays includes ninety-five percent whole clusters this year and is a stunning wine in the making. The bouquet is deep, pure and very expressive out of the blocks, soaring from the glass in a blaze of black plums, sweet cassis, espresso, woodsmoke, gamebird, raw cocoa, a great base of dark soil tones and a nice framing of cedary oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with laser like focus, great balance and grip and a very long, fine-grained and vibrant finish. This will take at least a decade to blossom, but it will be a great wine in the fullness of time. 2025-2075+. 96+ Points
Tim Atkin MW: Made with 100% whole bunches, at it nearly always is, this is one of the most recognisable Burgundies of all in a blind tasting, with notes of peaty Islay malt whisky, sappy, stemmy tannins and complex, savoury, meaty red berry and tobacco notes. The underlying acidity brings a welcome freshness to the finish. 2022-30. 
95 Points

Vinous: Stephen Tanzer: 
(made with 95% whole clusters; Brouin destemmed 5% of the fruit owing to the thick skins of '15): Healthy dark red. Subdued but complex, sexy scents of raspberry, mocha, brown spices and earth: a real essence of this distinctive grand cru. Sappy and wild, conveying terrific intensity and precision to its red berry and spice flavors. Tactile, savory, dense and very long, finishing with lovely energy and peppery lift and a lingering element of salty minerality. Beautifully integrated ripe tannins suggest that this will be an outstanding and long-lived vintage for Clos des Lambrays. The pH here is 3.6, which Brouin described as normal. Brouin added that potential alcohol levels following the sorting were around 12.5% in 2015, and that the finished wines will be between 13% and 13.2%. 93-95 Points

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Cheers,
Darren 

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Bouley Grand Champs 2014 Label
Last 15 bottles of a Volnay 1er cru Monopole
I have to admit a love of Burgundy monopoles. They are more often than not small parcels of serious age which the owners tend almost religiously to produce wines with very special character.
Domaine Pascal Bouley own the tiny monopole Les Grands Champs from which they produce a classic, elegant and aromatic Volnay.
Burghound: (a monopole of only .24 ha that is part of the climat Les Mitans). Like the Teurons this is attractively perfumed while offering up spicy and softly earthy aromas of lilac, pomegranate and sandalwood. There is a lovely sense of underlying tension to the delineated and discreetly mineral-inflected medium weight flavors that are shaped by refined tannins on the lingering and well-balanced finale. This isn't quite as concentrated as the Ronceret, and it's a bit less structured, but it's even finer. 91/2021+.  A Sweet Spot Wine. 91 Points

Normally $138.50
Special $117.50

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