Speaking of Clos des Lambrays

I had a bottle yesterday whilst in [link2post id=”1093″]Andrew Edmunds[/link2post] with Peter Sidebotham of Hand Picked Burgundy. It is excellent to see such good wine priced so reasonably.

Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru 2002, Domaine des Lambrays

A lovely scented nose of ripe Pinot fruit, that welcomes you into the good times it has on offer. Some earthiness there as well, but this is largely expressing itself in terms of its ravishing fruit. The palate has a good tannic structure and loads more of that lovely fruit. It seems reasonably complex to me. I was enjoying this so much Peter asked if I had changed my mind about this being less good than the 2001, of which I am a big fan. Both are excellent wines, but I feel the 2001 has a shade more elegance and a smidgen more of a sense of place.