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Saint Aubin "La Princée" 2016, Domaine Lamy

STAU270
Although a Village wine Olivier includes a proportion of 1er Cru grapes in the blend to add extra depth and class. A much reduced yield in 2016 will mean this wine will be gone all too quickly.
Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genre:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Côte de Beaune
Sub Sub Region:
Saint-Aubin
Body:
Rich, rounded and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink from now through to 2024
Closure Type:
Cork
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£32.99
 

Domaine Hubert Lamy

Created back in 1973 by Hubert Lamy, this domaine has been run by his son, Olivier, since 1996 following his training at Domaine Meo Camuzet. He immediately introduced the changes that have ultimately elevated this domaine into the higher echelons of Burgundian winemaking. He ceased selling grapes to negociants and sold off peripheral vineyards to concentrate on the oldest and best sites. High density planting was introduced to glean as much expression of terroir as possible and selection tables were introduced into the cuverie to ensure that only the finest grapes are used. His more recent move to reduce the amount of new oak and the introduction of demi-muids (300-600lt barrels) has also helped to improve the wines at this domaine and resulted in a greater propensity to age. Olivier adapts his winemaking to the vintage. It is now without doubt one of the star domaines in Burgundy and any quality cellar should contain some wines from Olivier Lamy.

Tasting Notes

No new oak, intensity, minerality, depth and poise combine with a beautiful explosion of pineapple fruits.

Food Matches

A perfect match for homemade chicken kiev with green beans.

Press Comments

90 points John Gilman Monsieur Lamy’s La Princée bottling is always one of the best village wine bargains in the world of white Burgundy and this is once again the case with the lovely 2016 version. The bouquet hops from the glass in a quite complex blend of lemon, pear, tangerine, chalky minerality, spring flowers and a touch of fresh almond in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and zesty, with a lovely core, fine backend tension and a long, vibrant and beautifully balanced finish. A fine, fine vintage for this cuvée. (4/2018)

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