Hubert Lamy

Les Chataigners Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay

9.160 ratings
9.111 pro ratings
Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Aaron Tan

Riper and rounder than the 18’. Salinity and acidity still off the charts. Nice, but not magic.

Riper and rounder than the 18’. Salinity and acidity still off the charts. Nice, but not magic.

Nov 4th, 2022
Aaron Tan

Bwah! What can I say? Olivier just makes wines that I’m incredibly fond of and this was no exception. For me, the Lamy Bourgogne punches assuredly above its weight class (though proper AB comparisons are still in order to validate this). It’s just the detail and intensity that gets to me. Soars in the glass with aromas of citrus, green apple, iodine, and a touch of herbaceous elements. The flavours follow through to the palate with mind-boggling delineation. Pure, bracing, weighty, long, and so so chalky that even the most seasoned of taster might call this a Chablis. Damn it, I need more! I certainly put the entire table onto these wines with this pull - the perfect gateway drug to the world of Lamy.

Bwah! What can I say? Olivier just makes wines that I’m incredibly fond of and this was no exception. For me, the Lamy Bourgogne punches assuredly above its weight class (though proper AB comparisons are still in order to validate this). It’s just the detail and intensity that gets to me. Soars in the glass with aromas of citrus, green apple, iodine, and a touch of herbaceous elements. The flavours follow through to the palate with mind-boggling delineation. Pure, bracing, weighty, long, and so so chalky that even the most seasoned of taster might call this a Chablis. Damn it, I need more! I certainly put the entire table onto these wines with this pull - the perfect gateway drug to the world of Lamy.

Apr 21st, 2022
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.1

Thanks to my buddies at crush wines in new york for this gem.
A vintage I love, a price point you can’t beat and a wine that touches all my senses. This is fantastic and for sub $40 it’s tops!!!! Well done again Lamy

Thanks to my buddies at crush wines in new york for this gem.
A vintage I love, a price point you can’t beat and a wine that touches all my senses. This is fantastic and for sub $40 it’s tops!!!! Well done again Lamy

Dec 6th, 2020
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

8.5

Very poor showing, muddled, wet dog aromatics. I’ve had some gorgeous 2016 Lamy from higher pedigree bottlings but I’d avoid this one

Very poor showing, muddled, wet dog aromatics. I’ve had some gorgeous 2016 Lamy from higher pedigree bottlings but I’d avoid this one

2 people found it helpfulMay 17th, 2020
Jordan Wardlaw

I had to rescore this entry, as it developed more beauty and intensity as the hours passed. Brilliant green hues and shimmering clarity. The nose is impeccably clean and fresh with wet sea shell, ocean-like salinity, lemon zest and herbs. Initial flavor profile displayed dense lemon curd and honey, but became even brighter and more focused eventually expressing much more savory and pithy characteristics. Key lime and fresh tarragon flavors resonate on the back of the palate framed by very racy minerality. By no means an inexpensive entry-level bottling but a truly superb lieu dit effort that will challenge many a Saint-Aubin 1er cru for quality.

I had to rescore this entry, as it developed more beauty and intensity as the hours passed. Brilliant green hues and shimmering clarity. The nose is impeccably clean and fresh with wet sea shell, ocean-like salinity, lemon zest and herbs. Initial flavor profile displayed dense lemon curd and honey, but became even brighter and more focused eventually expressing much more savory and pithy characteristics. Key lime and fresh tarragon flavors resonate on the back of the palate framed by very racy minerality. By no means an inexpensive entry-level bottling but a truly superb lieu dit effort that will challenge many a Saint-Aubin 1er cru for quality.

2 people found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2019
Tom Wood

Displaying some serious potential, drank the tiniest bit early

Displaying some serious potential, drank the tiniest bit early

2 people found it helpfulSep 26th, 2015
Byron Hewett

Excellent Bourgogne. Tart, lemony, clean and tasty. No detectable oak. My last of 3. All have been very good.

Excellent Bourgogne. Tart, lemony, clean and tasty. No detectable oak. My last of 3. All have been very good.

1 person found it helpfulMay 26th, 2020
Maxwell Andrle

Graceful, precise, elegant, soft mineral character that carries through. Balanced very nicely for drinking now, but probably even better in 1-2 years. High quality Bourgogne. Worth buying in the $30-40 range for sure.

Graceful, precise, elegant, soft mineral character that carries through. Balanced very nicely for drinking now, but probably even better in 1-2 years. High quality Bourgogne. Worth buying in the $30-40 range for sure.

1 person found it helpfulMay 5th, 2020
Eddie Grystar

Off the wall acidity

Off the wall acidity

1 person found it helpfulApr 24th, 2020
Paul Angelillo

Paul had this 3 years ago

Paul had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 24th, 2020