|Sub-district||Côte de Beaune|
|Vineyard||Les Murgers des Dents de Chien|
Just lovely - sweet fruit and bright mineral lift, all in perfect balance - love this. L&S (Oct 2019)
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The 2018 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Murgers des Dents de Chien is less advanced in its élevage than the wines that preceded it in this tasting, and it is correspondingly harder to read—though given its place in the resounding qualitative crescendo chez Lamy there can be little doubt about its likely ultimate quality. Exhibiting aromas of citrus oil, white flowers and fresh pastry, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and multidimensional but also tightly wine and reserved, concluding with a long, saline finish. Rating: 92-94+ William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Feb 2020)
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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