In Good Hands
Domaine des Lambrays
On our last visit one year ago the estate was still being built up, the gardeners setting out the surrounding gardens, the bricklayers improving the old estate buildings. This year the work was completed; the domain has been reconstructed in period style, the gardens full of cosy hidden spots for the summer days.
Together with the good-humoured Thierry Brouin we sampled the 1999 vintage from the barrel. The cellar rooms are vast, and they have to be to house the 150 barrels of Clos des Lambrays and the other wines of the estate.
Morey-St.-Denis 1er Cru 1999
Clos des Lambrays 1999
Puligny Clos du Cailleret 1999
We also sampled the Clos des Lambrays and the two Puligny wines of the 2000 vintage and were able to arrive at a first impression. The Clos des Lambrays is juicy and has intense fruit. The two Puligny-Montrachet 1er Crus Les Folatières and Clos du Cailleret still have a lot of carbon dioxide, rich in lemon fruit, mineral and good acidity. Brouin is very content with the vintage.
Morey-St.-Denis 1er Cru 1998
Clos des Lambrays 1998
Puligny-Montrachet Clos du Cailleret 1998