Nose has few day old lemon peel, wet river rocks, lightly oxidized apple, lanolin and beeswax.
Palate has dehydrated pear & apple slices, wet sandstone, neutral oak, somewhat dry on the finish makes for a unique St. Aubin experience.
I don't think this is past enjoyment, but might be on the down side of middle age. So much minerality on the palate, almost a fruitless wine. I'll be interested to see this bottle in a couple more years, luckily still a few bottles in the cellar. — 11 days ago
A well reviewed vintage after several poor years.
1.5 hour decant (some chunky sediment). A thrilling dark ruby red with little bricking. On the nose: green veggie, eucalyptus, earth, smoke, plum, and a little of that aged Bordeaux sweetness thrown in there too. Taste: leather, cedar, little raspberry, and gravel. Low acidity, a medium graphite finish with some slightly bitter tannins.
Lean and mean....where's the elegance and character???..........drink em if you got em, don't think more age will help. Careful with Bordeaux 95....from my experience, don't believe some have aged well. My last 95 is a Margaux and I am going to pop in a hurry. — 3 days ago
Sylvain really killed the 2018’s. Big, ripe and rich nose, yellow fruits and waxey. Palate is ripe and rich but with lovely freshness and appealing bitterness. Juicy and lively with lovely energy, delineation and admirable purity. Good length. Superb depth on the nose after air. Really pure. Amazing freshness, concentration and depth. Good sap — 2 days ago
What. A. Nose. Clay, dry clay and wet clay, olive, game, red berry fruit, granite and very stoney. Smells so old school and very stoney. Elegant and so pure. Beautiful. Very pure. Gorgeous black cherry as well and blackberry. Really compelling. Palate is super juicy and clean. Gorgeous mouthfeel and super stoney complexity. Balanced, clean and so pure. Inner mouth aromas are violets. Awesome. The stonier side of St. Joseph. Long chewy and very velvety tannins. Really great. Sappy tiny berry fruit intensity as well on the finish but the stones wash it all away. — 2 days ago
It has been a little while since we have had Olivier’s 2014. It’s our last bottle of three and the honey notes have definitely deepened.
The nose shows; sweet & sour lemons, green & golden apple, lime zest-candy, ripe pineapple, green melon, apricots, white peach, gentle, warm, white spice, beautiful chalkiness, caramel, vanillin, honey, candle wax notes, sea spray-fossils, understated limestone & volcanic minerals, fruit blossoms, yellow flowers/lilies, spring flowers, jasmine with mixed flower greens.
The body is full, thick & slightly waxy. Nice viscosity. sweet & sour lemons, green & golden apple, lime zest-candy, overripe pineapple, green melon, apricots, white peach, grapefruit w/ a touch of sugar, gentle, warm, white spice, beautiful, powdery, chalkiness, caramel, vanillin, honey, candle wax notes, light butter & cream quality, fresh herbaceousiness, sea spray-fossils, understated limestone & grainy, grey, volcanic minerals, light sulphur/flintiness, fruit blossoms, yellow flowers/lilies, spring flowers, jasmine with mixed flower greens. The acidity is round/phat...really well done. The nice finish glides gently with elegance, good balance, just hits the low end of rich & lush and depositing soft, powdery minerals as it long sets.
Photos of; Domaine Hubert Lamy, the road sign that lets you know your in St. Aubin, Winemaker-Olivier Lamy and their Domaine branding. — 13 days ago
Rocking nose, red berries, game, smoked meat, olive, so so so St. Jo. Loads of granite and florals. Smells great. Gorgeous combo of florals and minerality. Palate is pure and lush. But structured, sappy and deep. Terrific grip. This is particularly showing well. Really refined and deep. Elegant and structured and it will age. Sappy clinging blackberry and black cherry fruit. Better in 3 years but approachable today if you like some grip. — 7 days ago
Survived my first full week of WFH. My two “office assistants” helping show this bottle. Really enjoying this beautiful full bodied Bordeaux. Blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Dark inky color. Amazing nose. This is a gorgeous rich wine. It presents with a fresh silky mouthfeel. Black berries, licorice and black currant. One word - elegant! Perfect for a social distancing night. — 13 days ago