For the rest of these alphabetically grouped tasting articles, and more general articles on Burgundy 2018, see our guide. Sébastian Caillat (right) married Florence Lamy. As well as making the wines at Domaine Lamy-Pillot in Chassagne, they also make wines under their own Lamy-Caillat label.
The wines are grouped alphabetically by producer (sur)name and within those groups are ordered whites before reds, ascending from generic through village, premiers and grands crus. You can change the order as you prefer using the menu below.
Domaine Pierre Labet (Beaune)
Sample seems a little tired on the nose. But it’s redeemed by marked acidity – even severity – on the palate. Sweet and sour for the moment.
Edgy with lots of personality. Still very youthful and chalky but it does seem confidently made.
Tight with lots of acidity and a spearmint note. Notably refreshing! A little drying on the end. Quite demanding.
Mid garnet. Quite interesting flavours! Rich and flattering but lots of little wild-flower elements. Ambitious. A bit like a warm bath, until the slight metallic note on the end.
Sweet and biscuity – just a bit too sweet for comfort. Unless you are looking for richness specifically. Long and flattering for sure … but be a bit wary of the sucrosité.
Much sweeter and smoother than most Gevreys. Though there is more intensity and depth than in some of this domaine’s Beaunes. Still massive sweetness and polish. If that’s what you’re looking for, head here!
Pale garnet. Rather muddy indistinct nose. But there is good freshness here. As well as a heck of a lot of ripeness. And a little metallic note on the end again.
Domaine A & B Labry (Auxey-Duresses)
Impressive complexity at this level – charming stem and liquorice complexity with ripe, lingering dark-cherry fruit. What a find! It wouldn't have surprised me if this had been a premier cru from a more auspicious appellation. (In fact I had to go back to the bottle and pour a second sample to make sure I wasn't mistaken!) It's not a heavy style, but when was that a problem for Pinot? Should be VGV (RH)