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2012 Clos des Lambrays

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2012 Clos des Lambrays from Domaine des Lambrays, Burgundy, France

The formidable 2012 Clos des Lambrays from Domaine des Lambrays is a tapestry of Burgundian excellence, woven through the tapestries of a vintage that posed both challenges and triumphs. Burgundy aficionados will recall the climatic hurdles of 2012 – a year which began with frost and concluded with sublime redemption in the form of perfectly ripe and healthy grapes.


A Study in Resilience and Elegance

Domaine des Lambrays' vigilant care in these trying conditions paid dividends, producing a Grand Cru of noteworthy sophistication. The 2012 vintage delivers profound structure and balance, demonstrating what meticulous viticulture paired with favourable September weather can accomplish in the storied terroirs of Burgundy.

The wine presents an aromatic profile as diverse as it is entrancing—ripe cherry and plum fruits meld seamlessly with earthy undertones and a subtle flourish of spices. On the palate, the wine commands attention, channelling the concentrated flavours harmony with polished tannins. The persistent minerality synonymous with Morey-Saint-Denis terroir underpins each sip with grace.


An Investment in Liquid Heritage

For investors considering the addition of 2012 Clos des Lambrays to their portfolio, this vintage not only epitomises the remarkable adaptability of Domaine des Lambrays' winemaking but also serves as a chronicle to the resilience of Burgundy’s viniculture in the face of adversity. With each passing year, this distinguished vintage matures with added complexity—a compelling asset to any collection.

The seasoned palate will find joy in deciphering the layers that make the 2012 Clos des Lambrays from Domaine des Lambrays a monumental representation of its vintage — a consummate memento for those who value the quintessence of time and terroir intricately entwined within their cellar's narrative.

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The 2012 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru is superb, rivaled only by the 2010 and 2015 among recent vintages of this near-monopole, unfurling in the glass with notions of cassis, currant leaf, rich soil, smoked duck, incense and richly savory bass notes. On the palate, it's full-bodied, satiny and multidimensional, with a lovely line of tangy acidity, considerable depth at the core and a long, sapid finish. After shutting down for a few years, the wine is already beginning to open up and realize the promise it showed from barrel.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 28 December 2018

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