addicted hooked the day I was introduced to Lamy’s fresh, vibrant (almost nervous) and delicious whites a few years ago. Those who have not tasted the wines will usually brush them off as a not-so-famous therefore equally not-as-good appellation. And this trend seems to be quite prevalent in the Chinese market where these wines are sold at ridiculously cheap prices. My dear friend AAK threw in a few other burgs for the tasting as well and if you don’t see any notes or pictures (for them) here, it can only mean I was too busy drinking the wines instead of typing vigorously on me phone.
Puligny Montrachet Les Tremblots Vielles Vignes 2010 Hubert Lamy
Cream, vanilla, vibrant ripe lemon, lemon peel and a little smokiness; intense lime and oak flavours which are already well integrated at such an early age; medium-plus to high acid; medium-plus to long finish. Yummy!
The trio of Saint-Aubin by Lamy was somewhat challenging on the tastebuds. I am not quite sure if I could tell them apart in a serious blind tasting and perhaps after a few years in bottle, their differences will be more apparent. I’m actually happy to report that the Clos de la Chateniere 2010 is really good, and I am glad I made a prudent decision on its pre-arrival offer. But you know what? The En Remilly and Derriere chez Edouard are also very moreish, especially with morsels of chevre on Maison Kayser‘s baguette.
Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Derriere chez Edouard 2010 Hubert Lamy
White flowers, nectarines, chantilly cream; lime cordial, soursop, tart lemon; medium to medium-plus acid; medium length finish. The lightest of all the St.-Aubin.
Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly 2010 Hubert Lamy
Floral, limes, flint; rich, mineral notes, stones, oak and cream; medium-plus acid and finish.
Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Clos de la Chateniere VV 2010 Hubert Lamy
Flinty, intense lime peel, vanilla pods, cream; intense lemon, oak, vibrant, juicy, tight, almost unyielding; medium-plus acid; long finish.
Chassagne-Montrachet Le Concis du Champs 2009 Hubert Lamy
Floral, perfumed, white flowers, a little tight, reductive; similar flavours on the palate with some nuances of light honey and field blossoms; elegant, tasty and slightly phenolic towards the end; medium-plus acid and length.
Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Cave des Ducs 2009 Benjamin Leroux
Perfumed, red cherries, jasmine tea leaves, a little earthy; ripe cherries, spicy, floral, elegant, light liquorice, slight tannic grip; medium to medium-plus acid and finish.