- Domaine des Lambrays was established in 1363 yet it was only in 1981 that this climat was finally promoted to Grand Cru. At 8.8 hectares, this is the largest Grand Cru parcel in Burgundy under one proprietor. The vineyards are run organically. In the cellar, he likes to use the majority of the stems, favours punching down over pumping over, and only use 50% new oak for the grand cru. The wines possess balance, power and finesse and fully live up to their Grand Cru status. Last year, this exceptional domaine was acquired LVMH and joined LVMH’s wine portfolio including Cheval Blanc and d’Yquem.
Wine Enthusiast: 97
"To say this is textbook Pinot Noir is to do this stunning wine an injustice. But it does have everything that should be in a great Pinot Noir—the sumptuousness, the silky tannins, the touch of wood, the red fruits. All of these are enveloped in an elegant structure, leaving freshness and delicious, refreshing acidity at the end." (Mar 2007)