Burgundy Chardonnay

Hubert Lamy

En Remilly Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

David T

I bought my first vintage from this producer & terroir beginning with the 2010 vintage and what a vintage to start. I bought four bottles for right around $50 or a little less. They were so amazing, I drank through them in no time at all. For those of you that read my posts, that’s not normally what I do. I like to drink one & age the rest. Since then, I have looked & looked for more. I’d finally given up hopes of finding more until recently I struck gold. I should have bought all nine bottles but a calmer head prevailed. It’s definitely changed since having it fresh. On the nose, the fruits are slightly macerated. Heather honey, beeswax, golden & green apple, pineapple upside down cake, slight orange citrus blend, mango, glazed nuts, soft, delicate, chalky minerals, a touch of jasmine & yellow lilies. The body is much rounder & thicker than when it was young. Waxy. So, beautifully layered across the palate. Much of the palate matches the nose. Heather honey, beeswax, golden & green apple, apricots, peach, pineapple upside down cake, slight orange citrus blend, mango, slight molasses character & glazed nuts with citrus blossoms, yellow lilies & jasmine. The minerals are much more grippy & bold as they cut across and set on the palate. The acidity round & phat. The texture is amazing as is the length, balance & beautiful, rich, long finish that lasts two-minutes plus. So glad I found more of this wine! Hubert Lamy seriously over deliver the terroir & the price point by a country mile. If you are not buying this wine on pre-arrival, you are missing great wine and excellent value. Can’t say enough good things about it. Especially, the 2010. I expect the 15 to hold similar quality. Photos of; Olivier Lamy, Olivier working in this vineyard, barrel room and their Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Vineyard. Producer notes and history...There have been Lamy’ s growing vines in St-Aubin since 1640, today it is run by Olivier Lamy. Olivier is a new breed of Burgundian grower keen to progress. He trained Méo-Camuzet & made a number of vintages before taking over in 1996 from his father Hubert. Hubert Lamy used to sell fruit to négociants, but that stopped in 1997. He grubbed up and sold off peripheral vines, keeping only the best and oldest sites. Currently he is experimenting with different planting densities in a quest to capture even greater expression of terroir. The Domaine produces both reds and whites and now has 16.5 hectares of vineyards, mostly in St-Aubin but also own a few parcels in Chassagne-Montrachet and a tiny plot in the Grand Cru Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet. Yields are kept low and recent innovations have been introduced with selection tables in the cuverie to ensure that only the healthiest and ripest grapes are used. His more recent move to reduce the amount of new oak with the introduction of demi-muids 300-600 liter barrels have also helped to improve the wines. Vinification is traditional and the wines are matured with only 20-30% new oak for 12 months before minimal filtration and then bottling. The quality is very high and is often superior to many wines from much more prominent villages that sell at twice the price or more. — 11 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Based on your prodding...I just bought some Lamy, the 'Vineyard behind Ed's' bottle, Derrière Chez Edouard (2013). I did see the En Remilly bottle, but choosing to work my way up to that one.
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Domaine Bizot

Les Violettes Bourgogne Chardonnay 2008

Delicate grapefruit, peach and melon. Violette and jasmine. Cashews and toasty. Balanced mouth, tres elegant with freshness, minerality and long.
Easy drinking.
— 5 days ago

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Château de Beru

Montserre Chablis Chardonnay 2015

Bright is the dominant word I would use to describe this wine. It shimmers in the glass and on the palate. It speaks of just picked Meyer lemons with a hint of sea spray and of course that core of minerality. I had high hopes when I opened this bottle, and they were surpassed. Paired with a thrown together version of shrimp and grits, this wine brought smiles to our faces and lit up the room with its incredible prettiness. — 2 days ago

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Dupont-Fahn Raymond

"Chaumes des Perrières" Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2014

Ridiculous value. The story is that this vineyard used to be called Le Dos d’Ane, and was a 1er cru in Meursault. But a cranky bunch of locals didn’t like it when these guys bought the plot and wanted to add some topsoil, so they booted it out of “official” Meursault altogether.

Well, blind, I would guess Meursault, so lucky me for around $25. Lemon oil dropped though wet, chalky earth. Honey and straw. Great acids. Crisp, lengthy, mouth-watering.
— 10 days ago

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Bruno Colin

La Truffière Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2011

La Truffière is one of the smallest vineyards of Burgundy’s Puligny-Montrachet appellation at around 7 acres. Its elevation ranges between just under 1000’ and up to almost 1100’, situating it well above most of Puligny’s best vineyards. Up until around 1950, the parcel was an abundant source for black truffles due to its limestone soils, which now makes it an excellent source for Chardonnay grapes. The power of suggestion is strong, but so is the notion of truffle in Bruno Colin’s 2011, along with a heavy dose of wet stone minerality, lemon verbena, white peach, and a racy finish that has its corners smoothed ever so slightly by oak treatment. Superb. — 3 days ago

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Bonneau du Martray

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 1986

From a great looking bottle with a high fill. Almost medium gold color. Heavy weight. Like oil in the glass. Amazing nose right out of the gate. Notes of lemon, white flower, brown spice and a little mint. With air it adds a nice tone of ripe apricot and some ginger. Huge richness in the mouth. Great acidity, powerful. Over 5 hours it evolves and gets more magical. Reinforces the 86 BdM CC is one of my favorite all time white burgs — 4 days ago

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Ohhhh yeahhhhh!
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Agreed, Martray holds a special place in my heart as well.
Alan Weinberg

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The 85/86 duo reigns supreme.

Domaine Jean Dauvissat Pere & Fils

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2015

When the price of this doubles in a few years grown men and women will be weeping that they didn’t buy more. Myself included. Explosive fruit and minerality. More than enough balancing acidity for the 15 acidity alarmists. As this opens it has palate expansiveness. My gut is that this will improve with more age. Wow. Bought from Fass Selections. Ok an hour in this is killing it. Profound wine. — a day ago

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I am one of the 15 acidity alarmists. Who are the other 14?
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There are only 14 others? :)

Domaine François Raveneau

Chablis Premier Cru Foret 2005

Yellow gold color, heavy in the glass. Floral nose with notes of lemon, honeysuckle, chalky dirt, spice and a little mandarin orange. Palate staining in the mouth, very rich but still chewy. Nicely evolved as it looks like the fruit forwardness of this 05 is finally starting to be matched with nice acidity and structure. Will get better with more age. — 2 days ago

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Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2000

Was a bit tight at first but opened up as time passed. Chalky minerality, wet stones with finishing off with a bit of lemon curd. #primetimewinetime #右上の会 — 3 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

A lovely soft nose with hints of peach and pear and that lovely Raveneau chalky slate base. Beautifully fresh and balanced on the palate. Great acid but very rounded and complete. Delicious, and drinking beautifully now — 3 days ago

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