18 JANCIS ROBINSON: "Rich and sprawling – very flattering. Yet it’s all reined in toward the end. Lots of top-drawer structure."
93 WINESPECTATOR: "Alluring and supple, yet the proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove. The silky texture soon gives way to a firmly tannic structure, but the berry, spice and mineral flavors are constant from start to finish. Best from 2012 through 2025. 250 cases imported."
92 ANTONIO GALLONI: "Good full red. Dark cherry, licorice and brown spices on the nose, plus a whiff of leather. Suave on entry, then tightly wound and deep in the middle, offering lovely lift and perfume to the highly nuanced flavors of blueberry, black cherry, brown spices, minerals and humus. Not especially sweet in the early going, but this boasts excellent mid-palate density and finishes with noteworthy generosity of texture, pungent minerality and suave, dusty tannins. Seems riper and deeper than the young 2007. I´d wait four or five years on this one."
92 BURGHOUND: "An elegant, refined, complex and notably floral nose displays moderately ripe red berry fruit aromas that are nuanced by earth, stone and spice undertones. There is good verve to the sappy and mouth coating medium-bodied flavors that possess good if not special concentration and dry extract on the impressively long and slightly warm finish. This appears to have just a bit more potential than I gave it credit for when I first reviewed it and I have accordingly raised my score. While not surprising at only 10 years of age, this remains markedly tight and will require at least 5 to 7 more years of bottle age before it reaches its apogee. Tasted twice over the past few years with consistent results."
91 THE WINEADVOCATE: "It has been two or three years since I last tasted the Clos des Lambrays 2006 from Domaine des Lambrays. It continues to exhibit a refined bouquet of light red cherries and strawberry, hints of undergrowth and dried autumn leaves. The palate is not as complex as either the 2009 or 2010 tasted alongside, but there is plenty of natural red, leafy fruit and a light, approachable finish that just glides across the mouth with little interest in leaving a long lasting impression. Perhaps a more ephemeral Clos des Lambrays, I would nonetheless take pleasure in opening bottles over the next ten years. Tasted March 2013."