- Dom Larue Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly 2010 Product #26024 (In Stock)
Standing at the foot of Le Montrachet, you can just see the St. Aubin 1er Cru vineyard En Remilly peaking up over the hill. The Larue’s planted their one acre plot at 300 meters elevation in 1989, and these 21 year-old, tightly packed, vines always give fruit of fine concentration. As always, the 2010 was vinified in small French oak barrels (20% new) and allowed to rest on the fine lees for 10 months.
Always one of my favorite wines here, the 2010 En Remilly opens with lovely aromas of crisp apple, butter, chalk, caramelized pineapple, fresh rainwater and a dash of lime zest. On the palate, it’s bright and juicy with lovely creamy apple, lemon curd, star fruit, fresh chervil, almond and cultured butter flavors. There’s fine purity, transparency, and length here and the complex finish of wet stones, chalk, lime zest, and fresh mint lingers on and on. Delicious now and sure to improve for 5-8 years, this is the kind of white Burgundy that will appeal to everyone from California Chardonnay fans to lovers of classic Chablis.
- Dom Larue Saint-Aubin 1er Murgers Des Dents De Chien 2010 Product #26025 (In Stock)
The “teeth of the dog” vineyard lies in the southern part of St. Aubin, on the border with Puligny-Montrachet and not far from Montrachet. The five separate vineyard parcels (about 4 acres total) were planted at different times, with the oldest vines dating from 1947 and 1964. Vinified in oak (20% new) with 10 months on the lees.
Definitely more Puligny in style than En Remilly and wanting a year or two of cellaring to open up. The 2010 is like a slightly riper, more generous, version of the 2008. Focused and chalky – and with even more minerality sure to emerge – this is still generous with its bright apple, lime, and peach skin fruit accented by fresh butter and toasted nuts. Vigorous and refreshing, there’s fine length here and a long finish where notes of parsley and thyme emerge. Terrific value.