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2002 Clos des Lambrays

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2002 Clos des Lambrays from Domaine des Lambrays, Burgundy, France

Among the pantheon of Burgundy vintages, the 2002 Clos des Lambrays from Domaine des Lambrays harnesses a remarkable narrative of vitality and elegance. For enthusiasts and shrewd investors alike, this vintage stands as a testament to the virtues of a year that was inherently benevolent to the vineyards of Burgundy.


Elegance and Complexity: A Vintage Embodiment

The 2002 season in Burgundy was one graced by the gods of viniculture – a near-perfect balance of sunny days and cool nights, culminating in an unhurried harvest. The resultant wines are revered for their aromatic purity and precision, qualities that are resplendently evident in the 2002 Clos des Lambrays.

Upon decanting, the wine emerges with a youthful vibrancy that defies its years. Its garnet hue, lustrous at the rim, is still remarkably fresh. On the nose, an intricate lattice of red and black fruits intertwines with ethereal notes of damp earth, truffle, and a whisper of spice intrinsic to the terroir.


A Vintage Worthy of Investment

On the palate, the 2002 Clos des Lambrays balances sumptuously ripened fruit with an enigmatic tension – a testament to its longevity. Tannins, once formidable in their youth, now articulate a softness that only comes with maturation; while maintaining enough grip to suggest that this vintage has more stories to unfold.

The finish is long and finely etched – a reverent nod to the consummate craftsmanship at Domaine des Lambrays. Today's tasting reveals not merely a wine at peak expression but one whose plateau of excellence promises continued distinction for the poised collector.

In sum, the 2002 Clos des Lambrays eloquently captivates with its complexity and poise. Its resonance with collectors is justifiably earned - not solely for its current expressive condition but for its potential ascent in investment portfolios.

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The medium to full-bodied 2002 Clos des Lambrays sports a nose of freshly laid asphalt, spices, and blackberries. Rich, waxy, and firm, its character offers flavors reminiscent of blackberries, cassis, mocha, chocolate, tar, and licorice. Its firm yet ripe personality will repay patience. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2014. Importer: Weygandt-Metzler, Peter Weygandt, Unionville, PA; tel. (610) 486-0800

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2004

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