2015 1er Cru Clos de la Chateni猫re Domaine Hubert Lamy

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District C么te d'Or
Sub-district C么te de Beaune
Village Saint Aubin
Classification 1er Cru
Vineyard Clos de la Chateni猫re

This is really ripe - a fat weight of fruit, a touch of sweetness - and it's a great terroir. It's a big, big wine, joyous and mouth-filling, and brilliantly long. Drinking range: 2019 - L&S (Nov 2016)

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(From south-facing 50-year-old, millerand茅 vines on hard limestone): Bright light yellow. A superb mineral expression on the nose, offering Chablis-like scents of lemon and crushed rock. Densely packed and energetic; more generous than the Remilly, conveying captivating ripeness and pliancy but also terrific cut to its sweet peachy fruit. Lamy told me last year that this parcel suffered from hydric stress in July but from bottle I don't find the slightly green, peppery character the wine displayed last year. Rating: 9-92 Stephen Tanzer, (Sep 2017)

Rating: 17.5+ Matthew Jukes (Feb 2017)

Lovely texture, mouthfilling concentration and lengthLes 5 du Vin blog (Jan 2017)

Domaine Hubert Lamy

Olivier Lamy has built on the solid foundations his father Hubert prepared with twenty years and more of work in the vineyards. Today the Domaine has 18.5 hectares of vines - 80% are Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir. The vines are in several appellations - Saint-Aubin, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet and Santenay, as well as the excellent Bourgogne Blanc. The reputation of the domaine is now made, but the Saint Aubins, both red and white, remain some of the bargains of C么te d'Or, and challenge the supposed superiority of the grander village names on a regular basis, both in terms of young and mature wines.

Olivier's wine-making style and preference is to emphasise the fresh and the mineral side of his wines, and there is very little new wood in this cellar, with many wines with no new wood at all, and that is with the wines in 600 litre demi-muids rather that the classic Burgundy (225 litre) f没t. Certainly Oliver's whites do have an arrow-like purity and intensity, and seem to age completely straight and true.

The reds are worth more than a casual mention too. Olivier has been getting some consultation help from Sylvain Pataille, and the wines have energy and bounce along with the supple tannins and ripeness.

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