I'm constantly searching for overachieving white Burgundy.
Lamy's 2016 Bourgogne Blanc is an impressive deal.
This is a white Burgundy that dazzles in ways that few wines at this price point do.
Hubert Lamy is 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.
Across the board, Lamy's are grandly sculpted wines with eye-opening rigor. Their track-record for aging owes a lot to the density and firm, mineral backbones.
The Bourgogne Blanc Les Chataigners is sourced from a high altitude, low yielding vineyard that's just over 1ha. The site produces wines with a steely and stony minerality and a layer of high-toned richness.
The 2016 Les Chataigners is an especially intense version of 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. The Chataigners has an emphatic tensile mineral impression along with soaring aromatics.
I suggest stocking up because value in white Burgundy doesn't get much more impressive than this. Lamy's Bourgogne Blanc is always produced in fairly modest quantities, but this 2016 is much more limited. I bought every bottle that I could, but in reality, it doesn't amount to much.
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Director, Fine & Rare
Crush Wine & Spirits
2016 Lamy Bourgogne Blanc Les Chataigners
Special Bottle Price: $34.95
Special 4-Pack Price: $127.80 ($31.95/btl)