Domaine Hubert Lamy, with Olivier Lamy at the helm, is one of the rising stars of Saint Aubin. Olivier is regarded as a ‘winemaker to watch’ in the Cote de Beaune, and it’s hard to think of anyone more passionate, knowledgeable, or hard working than him. Olivier gained experience at Domaine Meo Camuzet before taking over in 1995 with his wife Karine. However, the Domaine’s history predates them quite significantly. The Domaine itself was started by Hubert Lamy in 1973 and the vineyards can be traced all the way back to 1640!
From being one of the first winemakers in the Cote de Beaune to favor the use of larger size barrels to his high-density plantings, Olivier is foraging a path of his own and with each vintage the quality level soars. Olivier’s wines are classic, refined, pure and mineral, and each one of them reflects its respective terroir. From his elusive Haute Densité cuvées to his delicious reds, each wine at this address is thought through to the smallest detail and is a testimony that great viticulture and thoughtful winemaking can produce wines of outstanding quality, no matter where they come from.
While the backbone of this fine Domaine is the stunning wines from Saint-Aubin, the jewel in the crown is its tiny holding in Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet, located just above the vines of Leroy’s Domaine d’Auvenay. Domaine d’Auvenay average bottle price online is upwards of $20,000 a bottle! The total size of the vineyard is just .05 of hectare and roughly only (1) barrel is made! We have just a few bottles available of this rare juice available – First come, first served!
2019 Criots Batard Montrachet Haute Densite
Revisited in bottle, Lamy's 2019 Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Haute Densité has turned out even better than I predicted. Unfurling in the glass with aromas of orange oil, pear, freshly baked bread, beeswax, dried white flowers and stone fruit pits, this profound white Burgundy is full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, with prodigious reserves of concentration and chalky structuring extract, racy acids and a long, resonant finish. Seamless and complete, this is a monument in the making.
100 Pts William Kelley
2014 Criots Batard Montrachet Haute Densite
The 2014 Criots Bâtard Montrachet Haut Densité Grand Cru is limited to just one barrel this year. It has a very elegant rather than powerful bouquet, with touches of nutmeg and walnut, subtle and opting to remain in the background, with the mineral all up front. The palate is clean and fresh on the entry, just a touch of salinity, more backward than I recall the 2013 last year, and waiting until the finish to fan out with hints of ginger and even white fennel. It is a complex, captivating Criots from Oliver Lamy.
93-95 Pts Neal Martin