Domaine Hubert Lamy

Olivier Lamy’s benchmark domaine was created by his father in 1973 when it totalled 8 hectares, of which just 20% were planted with Chardonnay. Today it totals over 18 hectares but the percentages of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay have flipped with the latter now accounting for 80% of the holdings. Much of the expansion happened in the 1990s (Olivier joined in 1995) and much replanting was also done in this period. Today there is no finer or more dynamic source of St Aubin, although it should not be forgotten that Olivier also has some excellents holdings in Chassagne, Puligny and Santenay. In recent years Olivier has reduced the amount of new oak (and increased his use of larger barrels), increased the amount of whole bunch in the reds, experimented further with high density plantings and become known for being one of the first to begin picking. He now has two separate cellars for the reds and whites so that they can enjoy bespoke élevage. His attention to detail in both the vineyards and the cuverie is inspiring and the resultant complexity and nuances in his wines are mesmerising. The wines age incredibly well and should be sought out by all Burgundy lovers.

Winemaker: Olivier Lamy

Hectares: 18.5 hectares

Parcels:
Bourgogne, Santenay 1er Cru, Saint-Aubin, Saint-Aubin 1er Cru (red and white), Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru, Criots-Batard-Montrachet

Website: www.domainehubertlamy.com

Wines

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  • Wine

    Most of the fruit comes from vines further down the valley, but sited on a good slope of limestone soil with lots of stones. True to Lamy’s style the Bourgogne Blanc is energetic, mineral and fresh. The wine actually smells tight and tense and promises well for the future. Somehow Olivier just seems to achieve greater concentration than most at this level. An impressive and serious example. Drink from 2018.

  • Wine

    These vineyards come from further up the valley, away from Chassagne and Puligny. The wine is wonderfully lean and taut, with great tension and purity. It will a little time to flesh out but if you like racy, mineral Chardonnays this is a great starting point.

  • Wine

    One forgets Olivier’s reds at one’s peril. They really are so much more than an afterthought.This was mighty impressive on tasting. The vines are 65 years old and its natural intensity andconcentration really shines through. There is lovely energy and bite and a drive that make it quite mouthwatering. Very limited. Drink from 2019.

  • Wine

    The vines here are old and Olivier was able to keep 50% of the stems. excellent ripeness and also a lovely crunchy freshness that runs seamlessly though the mid-palate. Very stylish and sophisticated, especially for the appellation. Drink from 2020.

  • Wine

    It’s rare to find such sophistication in Santenay but this is laced with it. The quality of tannin is fantastic, helped, no doubt, by the age of the vines (fifty years old). Intense, fragrant with a mix of lighter and darker red fruits. Lovely wine but hardly any available. Drink from 2019.

  • Wine

    The En Remilly is always excellent and the 2015 doesn’t disappoint. Intense yet broad on the nose - all citrus and waxy. The palate is typically concentrated with real precision and superb length. Richness always in perfect balance with raciness. A high class wine that will offer excellent drinking for many years to come. Drink from 2020.

  • Wine

    St Aubin is certainly known for its whites but Olivier proves it is possible to make the reds charming and moreish and just perfect for a glass at lunchtime. Red fruits, some black ones and some earth combine to make an enchanting, lightish red that will flourish when served with the right cut of meat. Drink from 2016

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    St Aubin is certainly known for its whites but Olivier proves it is possible to make the reds charming and moreish and just perfect for a glass at lunchtime. Red fruits, some black ones and some earth combine to make an enchanting, lightish red that will flourish when served with the right cut of meat. Drink from 2016