Burgundy 2018 – L

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)

Dom Pierre Labet, Les Tillets 2018 Meursault

Tight with lots of acidity and a spearmint note. Notably refreshing! A little drying on the end. Quite demanding.

Drink
2023
2028
£265 per case of 6 ib Corney & Barrow
16

Dom Pierre Labet, Vieilles Vignes 2018 Bourgogne

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.

Drink
2022
2027
£140 per case of 6 ib Corney & Barrow
16.5

Dom Pierre Labet, Clos du Dessus des Marconnets 2018 Beaune

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.

Drink
2024
2033
£220 per case of 6 ib Corney & Barrow
16

Dom Pierre Labet, Vieilles Vignes 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin

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!

Drink
2025
2037
£280 per case of 6 ib Corney & Barrow
16

Dom Pierre Labet, Aux Coucherias Premier Cru 2018 Beaune

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.

Drink
2027
2040
£260 per case of 6 ib Corney & Barrow
16.5

Domaine A & B Labry (Auxey-Duresses)

Dom A & B Labry 2018 Hautes-Côtes de Beaune

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)

Drink
2020
2028
Imported into the UK by New Generation
17

Domaine Michel Lafarge (Volnay), Domaine Lafarge Vial

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Sebastian Caillat