Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru 2015 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
97 DE / 96 WS / 95 WA / 95 VM
Sweet, elegant raspberry nose with lovely poise and clarity of fruit. A sleek attack, pure and delicate but not lacking in intensity. Finely textured but there's no lack of firm tannins coasting beneath the fruit. Beautifully balanced and very long, with beguiling finesse on the finish. Decanter
Aromatic, offering hints of lavender, menthol and orange peel, but on the palate this becomes an immutable block, with a kernel of cherry, black currant, licorice and mineral flavors locked within. The tannins have the upper hand now, but this should develop well. Best from 2024 through 2047. - Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator
The 2015 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru wafts from the glass with a youthfully reticent bouquet of mulberry, plum, cocoa nib, game bird, currant leaf and mossy soil, its framing of new oak already nicely integrated. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, framed by an ample chassis of savory, fine-grained tannins, and underpinned by bright acids which already seem appreciably more vibrant than they did from barrel. This has already begun to shut down after bottling, but its immense potential is impossible to miss: a controlled and beautifully balanced Clos des Lambrays. – William Kelley, Wine Advocate
(100% vendange entier): Healthy dark red. Pure but tight aromas of raspberry, spices, rose petal, licorice and herbs. Densely packed and vibrant--impressively so for a 2015--with notes of bitter orange rind and peppery herbs accenting its flavors of red berries, brown spices, menthol, mocha and underbrush. Very savory wine with terrific spicy depth, as well as more punch than the 2016. Finishes very firm and extremely long, with serious but refined tannins and superb lift. An outstanding vintage for this grand cru, this wine combines the best characteristics of 2005 and 2010, and that's a formula for longevity and greatness.
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