Vinous – 93
The 2013 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru, from magnum, I assume it is my first time tasting it as for some reason, I do not have a note for this in bottle. It has a fragrant bouquet that shows more fruit intensity than the 2013, scents of raspberry, crushed strawberry, undergrowth and bay leaf all complemented by the underlying stemminess instead of dominated by it. The palate is very well defined with fine tannin, certainly old fashioned when compared to the 2014 Clos de Tart, yet poised and fanning out gently on the understated but still quite compelling finish. A joy. Tasted at Goedhuis’s Burgundy tasting at Vintners Hall.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2045
JancisRobinson.com – 17+
Some evidence of new oak and drive here. Edgy with some nuttiness. Lots of savour and tight build. One of the most youthful 2014s.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2032