2018 1er Cru Clos des Gravières Domaine Hubert Lamy
|Sub-district||Côte de Beaune|
|Vineyard||Clos des Gravières|
A hot site with stone near the surface, gets very ripe and was the first they picked. Rich and quite yellow appearance, and for Olivier this is quite a big boy - yellow fruit, then picks up and accelerates towards the mineral uplift on the finish. L&S (Oct 2019)
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Aromas of orange oil, crisp yellow citrus fruit, white flowers and wet stones introduce the 2018 Santenay 1er Cru Clos des Gravières, a medium to full-bodied, textural and incisive wine that's deep and multidimensional, underpinned by a lively spine of acidity and concluding with a mineral finish. Rating: 91-93 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)
Slightly exotic aroma and palate. It’s rounded and perfumed on the finish.. with a touch of smoke. This was the first to be harvested. It’s rich. A clos so its warm and young vines, hence the richness. Drinking range: 2021 - 2024Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing (Nov 2019)
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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