Saint Aubin en L'Ebaupin 2018 Lamy Caillat
€ 477,95 (in Vat)
|Region||Burgundy, Cotes de Beaune|
From a steeply sloping parcel deep in the valley that runs from Saint-Aubin to La Rochepot that Caillat planted in 2015, the 2018 Saint-Aubin l'Ebaupin is a welcome new addition to this small portfolio, amounting this year to some six barrels. Offering up aromas of pear, white flowers, almond paste, fresh peach and orange oil, it's medium to full-bodied, racy and textural, with a pretty core of fruit and a saline, mineral finish.
As I wrote last year, readers as yet unfamiliar with Domaine Lamy-Caillat, a tiny estate that ran
Winespectator / James Suckling (91)
Jasper Morris: First vintage after planting in 2015. This is a wild spot, out of sight of the village itself with hot days and cold nights. Fine full primrose. Very little bouquet at this stage. This is really lovely as often happens with a first crop. Juicy fresh yellow fruit, really lively, fresh floral fruit. Very good.
Fourth leaf for these vines, always pruned hard. Only 2–3 bunches per vine. Approx 20% new oak.
More open on the nose, more creamy than the Grandes Corvées, and slightly nutty. On the palate, rich in fruit, apricot, ripe but tense with freshness. Has the breadth of St-Aubin and great freshness. Apricot and clementine intensity. Long, rich yet fresh.