Outstanding. “This is also markedly floral in character with its cool, pure and beautifully layered aromas of earth, underbrush, red and dark currant and pretty spice whiffs. There is lovely verve to the delineated and almost delicate middle weight flavors that brim with minerality on the balanced and sneaky long finale. While this fine effort has the stuffing to reward a decade plus of cellaring, it could probably be approached after only years or so. This too is recommended.” 90-93 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound
“Aromas of rose petals, violets, raspberries and plums mingle in an inviting bouquet, introducing Lamy’s 2019 Santenay 1er Cru Clos des Gravières (Rouge), a medium to full-bodied, lively and perfumed wine built around succulent acids and powdery tannins. Along with the wines of Jean-Marc Vincent—for this taster—this is the cuvée that best exemplifies the potential of red Santenay.” 92-94 points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
Lamy’s red from this site comes from a tiny 0.28-hectare parcel of 45-year-old vines in the clos itself (see the note above on the white for more details on this vineyard). The planting density is now 20,000 vines per hectare. The vines are not trimmed but wrapped together and they yield tiny berries with very little juice. Made with 70% whole-bunch vinification, adding to the wine’s brightness, structure and tapering finish, this is another crazy value.
Out of stockProducer: Hubert Lamy