Reviews 100 points Wine Advocate "Unfurling in the glass with aromas of orange oil, pear, freshly baked bread, beeswax, dried white flowers and stone fruit pits, this profound white Burgundy is full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, with prodigious reserves of concentration and chalky structuring extract, racy acids and a long, resonant finish. (WK)" 93-96 points Burghound "A slightly riper though not exotic nose features the pure essence of pear, apple, citrus and plenty of spice wisps. I very much like the gorgeous texture that is also due to the very sappy and concentrated level of dry extract that again serves to buffer the decidedly firm acid spine supporting the superbly long and complex finale. (AM)"
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About Hubert Lamy
The vineyards, spread across Saint-Aubin, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, and Santenay, thrive under Olivier’s astute attention to detail. A proponent of high-density planting, Olivier ensures that the vines compete for nutrients, leading to concentrated, expressive fruit. His innovative approach also includes using large oak barrels for fermentation and aging, which imbues the wines with a nuanced oak character without overwhelming the fruit.
Another remarkable feature of Domaine Hubert Lamy’s winemaking is the extended aging. Olivier has notably reduced the amount of oak and sulfur used, while increasing the aging period. This gentle, prolonged élevage, lasting over two winters in barrels, imparts the wines with exceptional finesse, stability, and aging potential. His dedication to achieving the perfect balance has shifted the style from a generous oak-infused profile to a more restrained, austere, and mineral-driven character, reminiscent of Chablis, as acknowledged by Olivier himself.
Renowned critic William Kelley of The Wine Advocate lavished praise on Domaine Hubert Lamy, stating, "Sometimes I contemplate what I think might be the easiest way to make enemies in Burgundy: A Michelin Guide-style ranking, out of three stars, of the region's best domaines. Olivier Lamy would be one of three white wine producers in the Côte de Beaune to whom I would unquestionably award three stars." This ringing endorsement reflects the exceptional quality and character of the wines produced under Olivier Lamy's watchful eye.
With limited production and ever-growing demand, Domaine Hubert Lamy’s wines are a treasure for connoisseurs seeking the quintessence of Burgundy’s terroir. Olivier Lamy’s relentless pursuit of perfection has unequivocally positioned Domaine Hubert Lamy among the shining stars of Burgundy.