Good full red. Knockout nose combines raspberry liqueur, cherry, brown spices and pepper. Utterly suave and fine-grained but much less open to inspection than the premier cru. The fruit is less explosive today and distinctly darker than that of the Loups. Best today on the suave, slowly building, horizontal finish, which features substantial noble tannins, firm structure and lovely lingering perfume.
92-95 points, Stephen Tanzer's Int'l Wine Cellar (Jan/Feb 2012)
Thierry Brouin has crafted a sublime 2010 Clos des Lambrays that should age with grace and style. It has an intense bouquet of wild hedgerow, black cherries, crushed stone and dried flowers that demonstrates even greater delineation and focus than the impressive 2009. The palate has a core of fine tannins, plenty of fresh, red berry fruit and a delicate, focused, terroir-driven finish that has plenty of power and breadth, yet remains contained and never flashy. This is a beautiful Clos des Lambrays that deserves a decade in the cellar?if you can resist temptation! Tasted March 2013. 94 points,
eRobertParker.com (Issue # 207 - Jun 2013)
A supple red, loaded with spice and berry flavors that lean toward cedar, sandalwood, currant and strawberry. Underscored by a fusion of earth and mineral accents, this is buoyed by the seamless structure. Fresh and delicate, but by no means easy, offering a long conclusion. Best from 2016 through 2035.
94 points, Wine Spectator (Insider: Jan 16, 2013)
A highly expressive and very broad nose of superb aromatic complexity that includes earth, game, spice, red currant, plum, violets and a hint of the sauvage. The round and supple flavors possess outstanding detail and while the complexity doesn't quite match that of the exquisite nose, it's not far behind and this culminates in a beautifully balanced and harmonious finish that delivers striking persistence. The 2009 version is bigger, richer and more power while the 2010 is much more of a wine of finesse and refinement.
92-94 points, Allen Meadows' Burghound (Jan 2012)