Saint-Aubin 1er Cru "Clos du Meix" 2008, Domaine Hubert Lamy

The exact location of the "Clos du Meix" lieu-dit remains a mystery since it does not appear on any of the cartographic records. Burgobloggers have previously tasted and enjoyed the simple pleasures of the 2005 Clos du Meix and the 2001 Clos du Meix. The latter tasting note reminded me of the Bevan-Chua scale which is used internationally to compare the speed at which wine matures in different bottle sizes. A "Bevan" being a very large bottle and a "Chua" a rather smaller bottle yet with a tendency to sleep longer. Fragrant oak and citrus aromas. No sign of tertiary aromas. This Saint-Aubin is lemony, linear, mineral, nashi pear-like. A pithy finish with background chalk. Needs time to fill out. Wait until 2013. I presume "Clos du Meix" is less well exposed than top Saint-Aubin 1er Crus like "En Remilly" because it does not have the concentration and complexity of a Puligny or a Meursault. Is there a wine-maker who produces a really low yield Saint-Aubin from 50 year old vines? That would test the terroir. Photo shows the church of Saint-Aubin in August 2010.


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