Red

1998 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • > Burgundy
  • > Côte de Nuits
  • > Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 40

  • Jeff W wrote:

    September 21, 2014 - This is a real charmer, in an understated aristocratic sort of way. Well past its youth, at least for my bottles, which have clearly come from some damp cellar, to judge by the dilapidated labels. Savoury and succulent, which for me brings out a lip-smacking response to extract the best from the juicy tannins, which are quite prominent. To be picky, I am not sure it really makes the Grand Cru bracket, but it is most enjoyable. dg-

  • essconsults wrote: (90 points)

    June 7, 2014 - Closed? Too young? Over the hill? Just not a great vintage? Not a great bottle? This is quite confusing. I've had this wine 3 times and while this wasn't disappointing it didn't sing, and it hasn't developed any nuances or elegance. Personally I'm not a fan of '98 RBs. 90 grudgingly.

  • Paul S wrote: (92 points)

    April 30, 2014 - 1998 Burgundy Grand Cru Dinner (Cheng Hu Tien, Keong Saik Road, Singapore): Not perfect, but certainly a very good and really quite enjoyable wine – something I guess one could actually say about quite a few other Clos des Lambrays from lesser vintages. I really liked the nose with its deep aromas of sweet dark cherries and dark berry tones nestling amidst wilder aromas of bramble and spice and earth. Very nice. The palate had a nice purity to it, with high-toned cherry notes and more dark berry notes, with a slight dried-fruited edge to it, almost haw-flake-like flavours, all this pierced with soaring acidity – quite surprising given how all the other wines were not exactly markedly fresh or bright. Tannins were very find too. This was an unusually pure, elegant expression of Clos des Lambrays, and I found it very enjoyable. It did take awhile to get going though, opening slowly to reams of Morey spice blooming out from amidst the dark fruit. Very pretty, and really quite good. My only issue was perhaps a lack of depth on the finish at first, but that too opened up significantly, taking on a long, juicy tail in time. This was quite the charmer, and starting to drink quite well at the moment.

  • MWiking wrote: (87 points)

    March 22, 2014 - Unfortunally this wine was over its peak, there was nearly no fruit left, just a hint of the strawberries but most of all there was raisins, moss, earth, a nice forest floor. There was also a nice maturity tone but I had expected more of this wine.

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    March 13, 2014 - Clos des Lambrays-Fifteen Vintages (2011 to 1919) at 2014 La Paulee; 3/13/2014-3/15/2014 (Various Locations, San Francisco): Same shade as the '99. Fragrant and full of pine needles. Lusher attack than the younger wine with ripe red/black fruit entry but grippy, astringent, dry feel at the end from wood tannins. Less complex and more awkward than the 1999-bigger but not better.

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    March/April 2001, Issue #95 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    7/5/2013 (link) 93 points

    (Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays) Dark cherry red color; maturing, tart cherry, herbs, marjoram nose; tight, earthy, tart cherry, mineral, tart black raspberry palate; needs 3-4 years; medium-plus finish 93+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/14/2010 (link) 94 points

    (Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays) Medium dark red color with pale meniscus; nice black raspberry, berry, black cherry nose; tasty, youthful tart raspberry, tart black cherry, raspberry palate with sap; medium-plus finish 94+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine des Lambrays
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Nuits
  • Appellation Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 20 (3%)
  • In Cellars 427 (63%)
  • Consumed 236 (35%)

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