- Domaine Hubert Lamy
- Saint Aubin
- Pinot Noir
- 2018 - 2023
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2017
The northerly exposure of this vineyard made it a particularly vulnerable site to the frost. This excellent cuvée is a paradigm of the benefits of Olivier’s meticulous vineyard management. Aromas of limes and citrus fruits, quite a floral style, with hints of white fruits and a light creamy texture on the finish. A very easy and comfortable style.
Neal Martin, December 2017,
The 2016 Saint Aubin 1er Cru Les Frionnes has an attractive bouquet with scents of citrus peel and blackcurrant leaf. It needs to develop a touch more harmony but it does appear to gain detail in the glass. The palate is well balanced, quite primal with grapefruit and Granny Smith apple notes. There is moderate depth here, but I just find it a little conservative on the finish, as if it does not want to go that extra mile. Drink 2019-2027
Burghound, June 2018,
A slightly riper blend features notes of various white orchard fruit, floral and more discreet citrus nuances. Despite the evident concentration and volume the medium-bodied flavors retain a fine sense of cut and punch with a driving and saline-inflected finish that displays focused power and a hint of bitter lemon. Sweet spot Outstanding. Drink: 2022+
Decanter, January 2018,
Les Frionnes reveals a reserved but attractively pure and direct bouquet of pear, chalky soil tones and honeysuckle, introducing a taut, minerally, medium-bodied wine. It's bright and keenly focussed. Drinking Window 2020 - 2030
Domaine Hubert Lamy
The Lamy family has worked the vines in St.Aubin since 1640. Today the domaine is run by Olivier Lamy who recently took over from his father. The domaine produces around 8,500 cases of red and white wine from their 16.5 hectares; the vines are spread around the Côte de Beaune villages of Saint-Aubin, Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Santenay. Since 1997 all production has been domaine-bottled; the output is high quality - their Saint-Aubins in particular are often superior to wines from more fashionable villages.
Due west of Puligny and Chassagne lies the little, picturesque village of St. Aubin. With the neighbouring village of Gamay, it produces 2/3 white wine and 1/3 red wine over 230 hectares of vines of which over 3/4 are premier cru. It was one of the last appellations created in only 1970 but has since created an excellent reputation for good value well made Burgundy that can replicatePuligny. Some of the most expressive vineyards are En Remilly and Les Murgers des Dents de Chien.