Olivier Lamy runs what is widely considered the finest estate in Saint-Aubin, and indeed one of the finest in the Côte d’Or. The wines here frequently put to shame Puligny or Chassagne at twice the price. Clearly one of Burgundy’s greatest talents, Olivier’s overriding pursuit of excellence in the vineyard, and of purity and definition in each and every cuvée yields wines of scintillating freshness, brilliant terroir expression and superb age worthiness. A Domaine to follow year in, year out, and in scintillating form once again.
An ambitious Bourgogne Blanc that represents the perfect introduction to this universally lauded producer, Chataigniers is impressive for its textural interest, high-tones aromatics and precise, lime and seashell-driven finish. A wine of real class and complexity, even for its relatively modest appellation.