Lamy has only 0.25 hectares, so it stands to reason we only get a few cases. On one side, this hillside vineyard borders the 1er Cru Puligny vines of Champ Gain, and it sits above the Grand Cru Le Montrachet—so it’s very well positioned. The vines were planted in 1985 and are also affected by millerandé, resulting in low yields. A murger is a pile of stones or a wall made from the rocks extracted from a vineyard’s soil. Such a name suggests that this place has plenty of fragmented, jagged stones and that’s very true. It’s a high-altitude, rocky site that gives a wine of surprisingly silky texture and depth, yet—as with all the Lamy wines—you will find plenty of intense, chalky minerality.
“The 2018 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Murgers des Dents de Chien is less advanced in its élevage than the wines that preceded it in this tasting, and it is correspondingly harder to read—though given its place in the resounding qualitative crescendo chez Lamy there can be little doubt about its likely ultimate quality. Exhibiting aromas of citrus oil, white flowers and fresh pastry, it’s medium to full-bodied, deep and multidimensional but also tightly wine and reserved, concluding with a long, saline finish.” 92-94+ points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
“The 2018 Saint-Aubin Les Murgers des Dents de Chien 1er Cru was taken directly from barrel. It has a perfumed bouquet of green apple, white flowers and potent oyster shell aromas with lovely focus. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. Fresh and delineated, leading to an almost piercing finish that lingers in the mouth. Superb.” 91-93 points, Neal Martin, Vinous