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Domaine Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Derrière chez Edouard Cuvée Haute Densité 2021

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Domaine Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Derrière chez Edouard Cuvée Haute Densité 2021
Producer Domaine Hubert Lamy
Region, Country Saint Aubin, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 24191-750

This singular wine comes from 0.7 hectares planted at a density of 30,000 vines per hectare more than 20 years ago. The vines are located at the top of the vineyard, where the soil is incredibly rocky and the climate coolest. They are spaced around 30cm apart in one-metre rows. At such a density, Lamy typically gets a maximum of three tiny clusters per vine (sometimes one, sometimes none!), and the entire plot only yields enough juice to fill the contents of a single barrel or two. Lamy’s trials with higher densities have produced completely different wines, and he has subsequently rolled out this program in several other parcels, including Les Tremblots (Puligny; 22,000 vines/ha) and within his soupçon of vines in Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet (24,000 vines/ha). As you would imagine, distributor allocations of Lamy’s Haute Densité cuvées rarely top more than a case or two, and the wines are seldom tasted in the cellar.

How does this differ from the other cuvée from the same site? More intensity, more salinity, more mineral concentration—even though that may be hard to imagine—and somehow less overt fleshiness. It’s like the vines are sucking even more from their rocky soils, and the result is something unique.

Domaine Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Derrière chez Edouard Cuvée Haute Densité 2021

Reviews

“Aromas of crisp green orchard fruit, citrus zest, apple blossom and sweet stones introduce the 2021 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Derrière Chez Edouard Haute Densité, a medium to full-bodied, satiny and complete wine that's layered and harmonious, with a cool core of fruit that's girdled by racy acids, concluding with a long, saline finish. Yields here were 22 hectoliters per hectare, with a planting density of up to 30,000 vines per hectare. As ever, this will really demand a decade of patience to reveal its full potential.”
95 points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
“This nose grows in the glass – ever wider and fuller. Like the last in terms of crystallinity but more overtly mineral and direct – and for keeping! Great, great wine for the patient!”
Bill Nanson, Burgundy Report

Reviews

“Aromas of crisp green orchard fruit, citrus zest, apple blossom and sweet stones introduce the 2021 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Derrière Chez Edouard Haute Densité, a medium to full-bodied, satiny and complete wine that's layered and harmonious, with a cool core of fruit that's girdled by racy acids, concluding with a long, saline finish. Yields here were 22 hectoliters per hectare, with a planting density of up to 30,000 vines per hectare. As ever, this will really demand a decade of patience to reveal its full potential.”
95 points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
“This nose grows in the glass – ever wider and fuller. Like the last in terms of crystallinity but more overtly mineral and direct – and for keeping! Great, great wine for the patient!”
Bill Nanson, Burgundy Report

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