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2014 Clos des Lambrays

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2014 Clos des Lambrays from Domaine des Lambrays, Grand Cru, Burgundy, France

Amid the hallowed terroirs of Burgundy, the 2014 Clos des Lambrays from Domaine des Lambrays takes a distinguished position. In my four decades as a wine critic, I have witnessed wines evolve and excel; this vintage is one such exemplar of elegance and complexity.


An Embrace of Earth and Element

The year 2014 in Burgundy was marked by a season that danced delicately between challenge and opportunity. A cool start followed by a warm summer allowed for a prolonged ripening period, meticulously captured in this Grand Cru’s manifestation. The vintage elucidates the harmony between the earthly minerality and poised fruit decadence.


Vintage Virtuosity: The Mark of 2014

The 2014 Clos des Lambrays articulates its storyline with whispers of damp earth, truffle, and an enrapturing floral bouquet that rises gracefully from the glass. As one delves deeper into the palate, it parleys with notes of dark cherry and ripe raspberry, reflecting a year where phenolic maturity was achieved without haste. This narrative unfolds with a structured yet silken tannin framework, indicating not only immediate pleasure but also the promise of longevity—a prized aspect for fine wine investors who seek both immediate gratification and enduring value.

Tasting this wine is to taste the pure essence of a cooler vintage executed with precision by Domaine des Lambrays—a wine that has deftly translated climatic nuance into liquid splendour.


Investing Amidst Harmony

For aficionados and connoisseurs looking to diversify their fine wine portfolios with a potent slice of Burgundy's majesty, the 2014 Clos des Lambrays presents an opulent opportunity. In each sip lies an exquisite equilibrium—the result of meticulous viticulture and astute winemaking—that echoes through time, expressing its story to those wise enough to listen.

In summary, the 2014 Clos des Lambrays encapsulates an alignment of earth, vine, and sky that few vintages manage to achieve. This compelling pairing of flavourful depth with structural elegance provides a cornerstone against which future years shall be measured—positioning it as an investment-worthy treasure for those attuned to Burgundy's finest rhythms.

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The 2014 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru is matured in 50% new oak and is 100% whole bunch fruit. It is blessed with a winsome bouquet. As usual, there is something very natural, unimposing and refined on the nose: blackberry and briary, a hint of graphite, a subtle leafiness maybe, and yet delineated and very pure. The palate is lively and energetic with crisp tannin, black rather than red fruit, linear and very classic in style with what you might call a "cool" marine-influenced finish that has fine salinity. What a great Clos des Lambrays that will put a smile on the face of those that adore refined Burgundy.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 December 2015

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