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 45

  • burgundian Likes this wine: (93 points)

    January 16, 2016 - Color closer to brick reddish brown, definitely ready. It is past its best. Started opening up 45 min after pour, still fantastic. Hints of berries & spices, superb on the pallette. Spicy for sure, a charmer, better than I hoped

  • JOsgood wrote: (92 points)

    November 25, 2015 - Several steps behind the 2001 served alongside it. Good nose. The palate has wonderful depth with a good dose of tannins and earth. Lacked the beautiful texture and polish of the 2001. Probably better served on its own.

  • drjb Likes this wine: (93 points)

    November 10, 2015 - From the "Lost Cellar". Cherry red with a touch of amber. Lovely nose initially with black cherries, red cherries, redcurrants, asian spice and earth. With time the spice became less pronounced and there was a touch of raisin in the fruit with a citrus finish - fascinating ! Palate mid-weight but Grand Cru intensity with great elegance and a fine finish. A complete and interesting wine albeit without the density or drive of the best.

  • Paul S wrote: (92 points)

    November 7, 2015 - Dinner at Yan (Yan, National Gallery, Singapore): Enjoyable, but this is not one of the strongest Lambrays. Consistent with the bottle I had last year, I found this to be pretty good but not altogether great. It did start with a lovely nose again, with a warm waft of Morey spice alongside a touch of bramble, some funky earth and a little meatiness coming out alongside a core of dark cherries and plum aromas. Masculine yet gentle, this was your typical Clos des Lambrays bouquet – really nice stuff. The palate was a little weaker though. It had a delicious flavor profile of dark cherries and berries draped with a nice meaty earthiness on the midpalate and a warm flush of spice and mineral at the finish. Good balance too, with a real juicy freshness that I liked. However, the wine also showed up some of the weakness of the 1998 vintage. In terms of weight, it was clearly a Grand Cru, showing more breadth and depth than either of the two bottles of NSG 1er Cru Les St Georges (a vineyard oft mentioned as a candidate for elevation to Grand Cru status) that we had on the night. A bit of a contrast with the last bottle, which felt a bit light to me. On the other hand though, this also felt more rustic, lacking the clarity and cut that one would expect of a great Cote de Nuits Grand Cr, or even from one of the better vintages of Clos de Lambrays, so that the structure felt a bit muddied at points. Nevertheless though, a nice wine, in a good place now and drinking quite deliciously. I am not sure it has much more room to improve though.

  • Anonymous Likes this wine: (93 points)

    December 6, 2014 - Medium reddish brown in color. Over about an 1 h in the glass, airy aromas of underbrush, soy sauce, licorice, dusty red cherries and raspberries and touch of asian spice. Sublime and balanced on the palate, shows silky red fruits, soy, medium acidity on the long mineral laden and spicy finish. Lovely showing.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2001, IWC 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 16 (2%)
  • In Cellars 411 (57%)
  • Consumed 293 (41%)

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