Sunny aspect as usual, it is both ripe and gourmand and fresh and expressive. Easy to like but don't underestimate its capacity to age. Drinking range: 2024 - 2036L&S (Nov 2021)
75cl bottles (case of 6)
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Here too the nose is firmly reduced and unreadable. More interesting are the intense and highly energetic medium weight flavors that offer a bit more depth on the persistent, bracingly dry and more firmly structured finale. This is potentially excellent for what it is if it can add depth with bottle aging. Drinking range: 2027 - Rating: 89-92 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jun 2021)
The 2019 Santenay 1er Cru Clos des Gravières unwinds in the glass with notions of smoky pear, yellow orchard fruit and clear honey. Medium to full-bodied, rich and muscular, it's lively and incisive, with a rich, concentrated core of fruit. This will be terrific after another winter on the lees. Rating: 91-93 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
The 2019 Santenay Clos des Gravières Blanc 1er Cru has a crisp saline nose, plenty of sea spray and light tangy seaweed elements here. The palate is quite closed with grapefruit and melon notes on the entry. I felt this cuvée needed some racking, which Olivier Lamy was planning soon and then it will gain a little more weight and length. But all the elements are here. It opens with aeration. Drinking range: 2022 - 2034 Rating: 89-91 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Dec 2020)
Not racked yet, so the bouquet is a little bit stinky though it soon blows off. Actually this is rather elegant behind, stretching out very nicely across the palate, fine and generous, with a long graceful aftertaste. Tasted: October 2020 **** Rating: 90-92 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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