Ranked #16 of 16 2001 Pinot Noir from Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru
The colour is fairly pale, while the bouquet offers some odd Band-aid (plastic-like) notes, and the palate is dry, savoury and quite tannic. There's an almond aroma and flavour, which grew. It's something quite different, and not really to my taste. It's soft but not complex and lacks charm.
Drink: 2015 to 2020
93 Points Burghound.com
(opened from personal storage). 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. Drink to 2019.