This is the first vintage that Lamy has bottled the Gravieres blanc, and it is a more than promising start. There is both greater flesh/richness than the St Aubin wines, as well as wonderful mineral attack that gives it great length. Yumm!
“The new bottling of Clos des Gravières Blanc from Olivier Lamy is a very exciting new addition and the inaugural vintage is of very high quality. The wine offers up a bright and very classy bouquet of delicious apples, pear, lemon blossoms, a complex base of chalky minerality and just a whisper of the crème patissière to come with bottle age. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and nicely balanced, with the high percentage of younger vines here taking just a bit of mid-palate depth away, but with lovely soil signature, fine focus and grip and a long, bright and vibrant finish. This is very, very good this year, but once the younger vines get a few more vintages under their belt, this will be one of the stars in the cellar. 2015-2025. 89+.” John Gilman