- Lamy Pillot Le Montrachet Grand Cru 2008 Product #27095 (In Stock)
Lamy-Pillot farms about 0.1 acre in the upper Chassagne corner of the world's greatest Chardonnay vineyard. This luxurious, complex, and slightly mind-boggling 2008 does this site justice. Layered aromas and flavors of pear, apple, cream, butter, and toasted hazelnut in a creamy but bright wine that finishes long, pure, and chalky. Young (another 10 years won't hurt) but delicious.
- Lamy Pillot Le Montrachet Grand Cru 2010 Product #27096 (In Stock)
From the greatest Chardonnay vineyard in the world, the small (about 20 acres) slice of mid-hill vineyard divided evenly between the communes of Chassagne and Puligny in the heart of the Cote de Beaune. 18 owners share this historic vineyard with 26 different producers making wine here. The thin soils and perfect exposure allow Chardonnay to rich its peak of depth, complexity, minerality and density. The last time a parcel sold, it came to about $5 million per acre and just 3,000 or so bottles are produced each year. As Alexander Dumas said, “It should be drunk on one’s knees with hat in hand.”
Herber Lamy personally farms his small plot of vineyard here in the very southeastern corner, just overlooking the road to St. Aubin, and Sébastien Caillat tends his two barrels of the nectar (one of which goes to the vineyard owner) with great care. Tasting notes are difficult for a young Montrachet like this, which delivers sort of a distilled, concentrated, essence of Chardonnay aromas and flavors and Burgundy minerality and terroir. A great wine to be drunk with some reverence in 2020 and beyond.