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Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: Pinot Noir (100%)
This is a definitive Morey, bursting with spice, fragrance and seduction. It is a blend of the 1ers Crus of La Riotte and the confusingly-named Le Village with the addition of the young vines (around 20 years old) of Le Clos. It’s impossible not to be taken in by its flirtatious character, enhanced by the use of 50% of the whole bunch. The fruits are quite dark, yet the flavors are lovely with hints of lifted blueberries ripened to perfection. The whole bunch adds a crack of peppery freshness that allows the perfumed florality to stretch its legs. Much to enjoy here. Drink from 2026.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 93 / 100
“The 2019 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Loups is promising, bursting from the glass with a dramatic bouquet of cassis, wild berries, blood orange, peonies, spices and incense. Medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with lively acids and powdery tannins, it concludes with a sapid, subtly carnal finish.” - Robert Parker
Burghound.com 92 / 100
“(Domaine des Lambrays Morey St. Denis - Les Loups 1er Cru Red) Moderate reduction is enough to mask the underlying fruit at present, but it does seem ripe. Otherwise there is more volume and richness to the delicious, textured and sappy medium-bodied flavors that culminate in a youthfully austere, palate coating and sneaky long finish. Note that this is sufficiently structured and well-balanced to reward at least a decade of cellaring. (Drink starting 2029)”
Vinous 93 / 100
“The 2019 Morey-Saint-Denis Les Loups 1er Cru comes from La Riotte, Les Sorbets and Le Village. The 50% whole bunch lends this much more complexity and freshness compared to the Village Cru - white pepper and discrete loamy aromas unfolding from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity here with a fresh, quite saline finish. This is a big and tangible step up from the Village Cru.”
About the Winery:
Domaine des Lambrays was established in 1363 yet it was only in 1981 that this climat was finally promoted to Grand Cru. The estate was purchased in 1996 by the Freune family and since then dramatic changes have taken place, leading to an upsurge in quality. At 8.8 hectares, this is the largest Grand Cru parcel in Burgundy under one proprietor.
As well as the grand cru itself, the Domaine also owns vines in premier cru and village vineyards in Morey, and since 1993, two premier cru vineyards in Puligny Montrachet, les Folatières and Clos du Cailleret, purchased from Domaine Chartron.
Winemaker Thierry Brouin has been in charge since 1979. The vineyards are run on more or less organic lines, with no chemical anti-rot sprays, and ploughing of the soil by horse. In the cellar, he likes to use the majority of the stems, favours punching down over pumping over, and prefers to restrain the amount of new oak – around 50% for the grand cru. The produce of young vines is downgraded to Morey St Denis 1er cru where it joins the fruit of tiny holdings of La Riotte and Le Village. The village Morey comes from La Riotte, Clos Solon, Les Larreys and especially La Bidaude which lies just above the Clos des Lambrays.
Domaine des Lambrays produces wines which possess balance, power and finesse and which fully live up to their Grand Cru status.
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