A mature yet attractively fresh nose offers up floral, earthy and spicy red berry fruit aromas that are showing traces of secondary development and are trimmed in just enough wood to notice. There is a really lovely mouth feel to the beautifully well-detailed middle weight flavors that display a subtle mineral streak before culminating in a complex, balanced and lingering finish where a touch of the wood influence resurfaces. There isn't much unresolved tannin remaining and for my taste this has arrived on the front edge of its peak drinkability though it should remain here for at least another decade. 2001 is an elegant vintage for this wine and I very much like it.
Medium red. Very sexy, mature, slightly unrefined aromas of raspberry, strawberry, mocha, brown spices, earth and leather. Sweet strawberry and spice flavors are nicely framed by firm-edged but harmonious acidity. Not hugely fat or expansive but solidly built and energetic--and showing well now. Ultimately rather suave wine, finishing with substantial dusty tannins that should hold the wine for at least another decade. Classic Burgundy. Winemaker Thierry Brouin, who started at Domaine des Lambrays in 1980, described 2001 as "a normal vintage, an easy vintage without any special problems." (ST)
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