94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "To my palate the wines at Clos des Lambrays have been improving consistently from vintage to vintage since at least 1993, but from the 1999 vintage onwards the quality took a most significant step upwards. The 2001 is a stellar vintage for this wine, and it must offer one of the finest values to be found in the Côte de Nuits for a grand cru. The bouquet is deep and stunning, as it offers up a superb, black fruity mélange of black cherries, dark plums, woodsmoke, incipient notes of game, a great complex base of soil, a bit of espresso and just a touch of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is medium-full, deep and intensely flavored, with a rock solid core of fruit, beautifully integrated tannins and acids, and a perfectly balanced, focused and very classy long finish. The 2001 is a superb Clos des Lambrays in the making. 2011-2040. (May/Jun 2007)"
92 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(includes 50% young vines Clos des Lambrays). This is a clear step up with much tighter, more concentrated and reserved fruit and deep, rich, mineral-laden flavors that display superb acid/fruit/tannin balance plus an impressive, and beautifully focused, long finish. Powerful, long and this is extremely pretty. Drink: 2008-16. (Jan 2004)"
18/20 points Clive Coates (The World of Fine Wine): "Medium-full color. Now fully mature. Lovely, ripe, fragrant nose. Very lovely, complex, delicate fruit. Medium-full body. Lots of depth and dimension. Vigorous but now velvety. Very long. Not quite as concentrated as the wines produced today, but this is nevertheless fine plus. (Issue #34; 2011)"
Clive Coates (My Favorite Burgundies): "Surprisingly good colour. Just a little maturity. Fresh, gentle, plump, fruity nose. Not a blockbuster but no lack of depth or dimension. Lots of fruit and no lack of class. À point now and quite delicious. Drink: Now to 2020 plus. (Tasted Feb 2011)"
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