SAINT AUBIN

2019 1er Cru Clos de la Chatenière Domaine Hubert Lamy

EN PRIMEUR

Chatenière always seems to have a feel of bottled sunshine - the mineral is smiling while still incisive. 'Creamy with yellow fruit', says Olivier. Showing well but still a baby, do give it time. Drinking range: 2025 - 2040L&S (Nov 2021)

In Bond

75cl bottles (case of 6)

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(worked entirely by hand as the vineyard has a 40% south-facing slope which ensures that it receives plenty of sun). A Chablis-like nose of quinine, iodine, green fruit, citrus and shellfish is cool and very restrained. There is more volume and richness if not quite the complexity to the medium-bodied flavors that deliver fine length on the balanced and saline suffused finish. Drinking range: 2026 - Rating: 90-93 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jun 2021)

With more weight on the palate and a slightly riper stance, this is a thrilling wine and one of my favourite from this village in 2019. Rating: 18.5+ Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com (Jan 2021)

Offering up aromas of nutmeg, pear, crisp yellow apple, fresh bread and smoke, the 2019 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Clos de la Chatenière is medium to full-bodied, layered and chalky, with a bright spine of acidity and impressive structuring extract cloaked in an enveloping core of fruit. This is another serious, structured wine from Lamy. Rating: 92-94 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)

Cask sample. More backward aromatically than the Frionnes. Lots of extract here. Rather Riesling-like in construction (high praise!). Absolutely no hurry to drink this lemon-flavoured, dense wine. Drinking range: 2025 - 2035 Rating: 17 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2021)

The 2019 Saint-Aubin Clos de la Chatenière 1er Cru has a strict bouquet, citrus lemon laced with blackcurrant leaf. There is a focus here that is very promising. The palate is very well balanced with citrus lemon, apricot and light blackcurrant notes towards perhaps the prettiest finish amongst all of Lamy’s nascent 2019s. Drinking range: 2022 - 2038 Rating: 92-94 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Dec 2020)

Pale lemon and lime, this wine is softer warmer and richer, with a full pear and peach fruit, without heat. Fine acid balance to support the flesh, and long classy fruit to finish, re-centring on the white. Very good. Tasted: October 2020 **** Rating: 92-94 Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy  (Oct 2020)

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 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) 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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