St Aubin 1er Cru 'En Remilly' 2011, Domaine Lamy

It is now without doubt one of the star domaines of the Côte d’Or and any quality cellar should contain some wines from Olivier Lamy. This is the finest St Aubin 1er Cru - a steep south facing slope which is effectively a continuation of the famous Grand Cru Le Montrachet. Aged in 25% new oak, this is a big and powerful wine - quite delightful.
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Côte de Beaune
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Rich, rounded and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2020
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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

This big and powerful wine is founded on a tightly knit structure, rich, deep honey fruits with nut overtones and a stunning citrus balance. "The 2011 St. Aubin En Remilly is wonderfully complete. Beams of vibrant minerality and acidity provide support for layers of open, resonant vintage 2011 fruit. The En Remilly is utterly vivid and kaleidoscopic in the glass, with superb nuance and transparency. Although delicious today, I really get the sense the 2011 could also age quite well given its persistence and palate presence. In my view there are two reference-point En Remillys; Olivier's Lamys is one." Antonio Galloni

Food Matches

Enjoy with poached salmon with caper butter sauce.