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Clos des Lambrays 2020 released

Burgundian estate Domaine des Lambrays has released its 2020 portfolio of wines. The key release from the estate is its grand cru, Clos des Lambrays. 

The 2020 has been released at £4,920 per dozen (£1,230 3×75), an 87% increase on the 2019 release price. 

As was noted last year, the estate recently reorganised its distribution and pricing. As such, the opening price of Clos Des Lambrays 2019 was an increase of 84% on the 2018 release. The 2020 vintage also saw the estate harvest miniscule yields of just 15 hectolitres per hectare – a problem across Burgundy in 2020 as our recent Burgundy Report examined. 

The estate has also been certified as organic for two years and 2020 was its first year in biodynamic farming. 

Clos des Lambrays was the tenth most-traded Burgundian label by value in 2021 and the second most-traded by volume. Trade was most active in the 2018 and 2017 vintages, followed by the 2019 and 2016. 

William Kelley (Wine Advocate) scored the 2020 94-96+. He said the new vintage was ‘rich and concentrated’ – a result of the ‘derisory’ yields – and began to ‘approach the levels of intensity… found in the domain’s wines of yesteryear’. 

If the wine lives up to its promise, he added, ‘my score will look conservative’. 

Neal Martin (Vinous) rated it slightly higher at 95-97 saying it was ‘cool, calm and collected’, a ‘riveting’ wine ‘full of tension’. 

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