Chassagne Over-Achiever:
2016 Lamy Chassagne Concis Champs

Posted by Ian McFadden

Lately, Hubert Lamy has been one of the most talked about white Burgundy producers.

For many years, Lamy has been one of the standard-bearers for St. Aubin and his St. Aubin "Derrière Chez Edouard" and Criots-Batard-Montrachet are aggressively hunted down by serious collectors.

With that said, Lamy has recently entered the consciousness of Burgundy lovers in a big way. There's no doubt that Lamy is at the top of his game. Everything that the domaine releases is simply shockingly good.

Across the board, Lamy's are grandly sculpted wines with eye-opening rigor. The wines are defined by their density and firm, mineral backbones.

Today, we focus on Lamy's overachieving village wine, Chassagne-Montrachet Le Concis du Champs. Concis du Champs impresses us with how much it delivers for its level and price. It comes from the lower section of the hill in Chassagne and you can feel a saturating presence to the wine. However, what makes this a bottle that we return to often is the zip and edgy minerality that Lamy gives to the wine.

The 2016 Concis du Champs stands out as a particularly intense vintage for the wine. The 2016 Burgundy vintage saw frosts and greatly reduced yields. The resulting wines show a fascinating combination of concentration and presence with cool fruit tones, verve and crystal clear minerality.

Lamy picks early and the 2016 Concis du Champs shows a very deep, gripping personality with an emphatic tensile mineral impression. The combination makes for a really thrilling wine. It offers up serious complexity with soaring aromatics of herbs, citrus and orchard fruits.

I should close with a warning. Lamy is really difficult to land in quantity and the 2016 is an especially tough vintage. The Concis du Champs is very limited and will likely disappear quickly. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

To order, reply to or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits