From a very calcareous soil, Olivier says that what's important here is the thermal between day and night, exposed as it is to air flowing up and down the valley. This already delivers: all the elements working together, there's juicy fruit and texture and length. Keep it if you can! Bottled in the July before this tasting. Drinking range: 2024 - 2035L&S (Nov 2021)
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A most interesting nose is comprised by notes of iodine and exotic fruit scents that include both white and yellow peach. The racy, intense and detailed middle weight flavors are also supported by citrus-tinged acidity on the clean and dry finale. Drinking range: 2025 - Rating: 87-90 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jun 2021)
Notes of pear, fresh bread and citrus oil introduce Lamy's 2019 Saint-Aubin La Princée, a medium to full-bodied, layered and chiseled wine that's bright and chalky. Deriving from parcels that largely escaped the spring frosts, it's very classically balanced. Rating: 89-91 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
The 2019 Saint-Aubin La Princée is quite reduced on the nose while I taste it. The palate has a saline entry with lime and citrus fruit, good depth with an edgy malic finish that just pulls up a little short. Fine. Drinking range: 2022 - 2032 Rating: 88-90 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Dec 2020)
A ripe pear nose, but still with the feel of some freshness. Certainly the palate has chiselled fresh fruit, followed by some light mirabelle notes behind. Very good length. Not as shrill as some (not me!) criticise Olivier’s wines for being. Tasted: October 2020 **** Rating: 88-90 Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy (Oct 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 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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