The 1996 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 750 ml is from the Clos des Lambrays region of Burgundy.
wa92Wine Advocate 92 points
The spice- and black, stony, fruit-scented 1996 Clos des Lambrays possesses lovely freshness to its otherwise rich and flavorful character. It saturates the palate with roasted blackberry flavors, cumin, juniper berries, and cigar box-like flavors. This medium to full-bodied, structured, and complex wine also offers an admirably long and well-focused finish. Projected maturity: 2004-2012+. - RP
VN90Vinous (Stephen Tanzer) 90 points
Good medium red. Deep, sappy aromas of cherry, smoke, tobacco and underbrush; very pinot and quite nuanced. A step up in sweetness, concentration and sheer dimension. Sweet game and underbrush notes give this wine a slightly decadent aspect, but this is the soil speaking as the wine is still quite youthful. A bit less liquoreux than the '95. Thick and silky, but with broad shoulders. Finishes with lovely supple fruit, suave tannins and excellent length. Brouin recommends drinking this wine before the '95, which I retasted next to the '96 and found to be more exotic and a bit more rustic, and still needing time for the acids and tannins to round out.- Stephen Tanzer (3/1999)