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2007 Clos des Lambrays

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2007 Clos des Lambrays from Domaine des Lambrays, Grand Cru, Burgundy, France

The exalted terrains of Burgundy have proffered another gem in the 2007 Clos des Lambrays from Domaine des Lambrays – a unique rendition that embodies the year's particular symphony of climate and craft. As one investigates the wine investment scene, such peculiar vintages stand as pivotal reference points. It was a year marked by precarious beginings but ultimately crowned with success, thanks to the commendable endeavours of Burgundy's vintners.


Vintage Virtues: A Study of Climatic Caprice and Enological Excellence

The season of 2007 was fraught with meteorological caprice in Burgundy, leading to a harvest that required astute judgement and expedient action. Yet, it is precisely these circumstances that have chiselled the character of the 2007 Clos des Lambrays into a figure of intrigue. Delays in maturation wrestled with vignerons' expertise, resulting in limited yields but exquisite quality. One discerns a youthful vibrancy that belies its age.


An Enchanting Mosaic of Sensations

Imbued with an eloquent complexity, this vintage reveals nuanced layers as it breathes—the nose a sonnet of cherries and earthy truffles. On the palate, one finds an impeccable structure paired with a subdued opulence—a testament to the deft handling of Pinot Noir under less-than-ideal circumstances. Its acidity has mellowed gracefully, fostering an engaging dance with soft tannins; a testament to its harmonious longevity.

Revelatory for both collectors and connoisseurs, the 2007 Clos des Lambrays encapsulates a cerebral pleasure poised for investment consideration. The artistry of Domaine des Lambrays is on full display here, ensuring that this particular vintage remains etched in memory as an exemplar of adaptability and finesse in the face of climatological challenges.


In Pursuit of Oenophilic Acumen

Captivating aficionados and investors alike, the tale of the 2007 Clos des Lambrays speaks to those who seek wines with stories steeped in the idiosyncrasies of their birth year. As one delves deeper into this renowned nectar from Domaine des Lambrays, it's clear that for all who cherish the ineffable interplay between man, vine, and environment, this vintage offers an adventurous yet rewarding journey through one of Burgundy's most storied vineyards.

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The 2007 Clos des Lambrays smells of incense, ginger, blond tobacco, salted beef stock, and fresh red berries, all of which mingle on a finely-textured palate, leading to a long finish with hints of caramelized root vegetables and pan scrapings adding further savor to what is already an extremely mouth-watering performance, and one that should be worth attending over at least the next 6-8 years. This displays admirable clarity of flavors – not to mention their complexity – for its vintage. Thierry Brouin claims that “extreme selectivity and 4,700 bottles of Bourgogne rose” (of which, however, he didn’t open one for me) was his “formula” for 2008 excellence. I last tasted the wines – some lots of which didn’t finish malo until December – assembled from tank just prior to their March bottling. The 2007s were bottled in that month as well, “proper” wines – notes Brouin – “rendered from fruit that didn’t look very good.” Importer: Weygandt-Metzler, Unionville, PA; tel. (610) 486-0800

David Schildknecht - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2010

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