The performance of the (half-dozen) 2000 Lambrays I bought en-primeur have been all over the map. The last was bretty and old, the one before that was drinking perfectly – and this? Well, if anything, it’s almost too young!
2000 Clos des Lambrays
A good, deep, colour – showing some age. The nose is fresh, showing a suggestion of pyrazine, and a herby dark fruit. Wide, fresh and very tasty on the palate with a growing intensity, some tannin and a mouth-watering sweetness. Very much a young showing here, some angles to the shape but overall this is worth my time (unlike my last bottle). To be clear, there is no extra distinction here vs a creditable Gevrey 1er, but in this instance, some flashes of good flavour – so a tasty wine, but one to wait for!
Rebuy – Maybe With such inconsistency, I can’t unreservedly recommend it…