Saint-Aubin 1er Cru "Les Frionnes" 2004, Hubert Lamy
This premier cru Saint-Aubin has a surprisingly light, hay colour showing very little sign of ageing. Starts on oak notes, white flowers, citrus, very fresh. Absolutely no sign of oxidation. On the palate this chardonnay is mineral, linear and youthful with bright yellow citrus and apple fruit. Medium to high acidity. Could certainly evolve for another 3 to 5 years the only question is what more it has to give. The style is almost too austere and mineral to become expansive. And the oak a touch too dominant given the 11 years in bottle. Scores 21/30 for a Saint-Aubin 1er Cru.