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2010 Clos des Lambrays

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2010 Clos des Lambrays from Domaine des Lambrays, Morey-Saint-Denis, Burgundy

In the pantheon of Burgundy’s storied crus, the 2010 vintage of the iconic Clos des Lambrays from Domaine des Lambrays is one that encapsulates the quintessence of Morey-Saint-Denis. It's a year that conjures a visceral corporeality in each enthusiast and connoisseur alike, known for its trials, but ultimately delivering an elegant triumph captured in each bottle.


An Impeccable Harmony of Terroir and Talent

The conditions of the 2010 vintage were a testing crucible, with a capricious spring followed by a vexatiously cool summer. Yet, as always, adversity introduces men to themselves; the same can be said for vines. This particular battle with the elements forced the grape clusters to concentrate their essence, revealing an extraordinary definition in character for wines with proper stewardship - a hallmark of Domaine des Lambrays.


The Defining Characters of 2010 Clos des Lambrays

The 2010 Clos des Lambrays articulate a precise narrative of its origins: terroir sung in high fidelity. Exhibiting a tension between robustness and elegant austerity, it yields a complex and deeply engaging palate. Red fruits mingle with earthy undertones - cherries and raspberries interwoven with a subtle humus hint that anchors its provenance to Morey-Saint-Denis's mineral-rich soils.

This vintage also stands out for its poise between structure and texture. It showcases well-integrated tannins that weave through the wine, providing sufficient backbone to support age-worthy potential; investors may rest assured of their decision when acquiring this exceptional Burgundian legend.

Tasting reveals further intricacies: whispers of violet, a brush of spice, all enveloped in a medium-bodied vessel whose finish lingers just long enough to remind you of its prowess.

In summary, the 2010 Clos des Lambrays observes no superfluousness in character; rather it offers an exquisite harmony of intensity and complexity. As this distinguished nectar evolves in your cellar, it promulgates not only its own legend but also the sagacity of those who choose to invest in its timeless narrative.

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Thierry Brouin has crafted a sublime 2010 Clos des Lambrays that should age with grace and style. It has an intense bouquet of wild hedgerow, black cherries, crushed stone and dried flowers that demonstrates even greater delineation and focus than the impressive 2009. The palate has a core of fine tannins, plenty of fresh, red berry fruit and a delicate, focused, terroir-driven finish that has plenty of power and breadth, yet remains contained and never flashy. This is a beautiful Clos des Lambrays that deserves a decade in the cellar?if you can resist temptation! Tasted March 2013.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 27 June 2013

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