2016 Rouge Goujonne Domaine Hubert Lamy
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Nice feel. Tastes quite ripe reds fruit, but well checked, good grip too - and just enough darkness and seriousness underlying, but essentially this is ample and fleshy yet firmish. Remarkably good considering the very recent racking and sulphuring. L&S (Nov 2017)
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The 2016 Chassagne Montrachet Rouge la Goujonne Rouge has a fragrant bouquet with plenty of redcurrant and blackcurrant fruit, well defined and showing more intensity than the Santenay. The palate is well balanced with juicy ripe tannin, crisp acidity, good density with blackcurrant and raspberry toward the focused finish. Very fine. Drinking range: 2018 - 2028 Rating: 89-91 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com(Dec 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 Côte 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 in 2016 and 2017 there was no new wood at all, and that is with the wines in 600 litre demi-muids rather that the classic Burgundy (225 litre) fût. 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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