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2015 Domaine Claude Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux Saint-Jacques 1er Cru


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SKU: 50788-2015-750

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  • Vinous | Rating: 91

    Healthy bright red. Reticent, medicinal aromas of cherry, licorice and mint convey a cool quality for this very ripe vintage. Considerably more backward on the palate than the 1er Cru; more linear, saline and dense but less tasty in the early going, offering a flavor of tart cherry stomp. Finishes savory and firm, clearly in need of five or six years of cellaring. These vines suffered from an element of hydric stress during the hot, dry summer of 2015.
    Drink Dates: 2024-2033
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques was maybe not quite as expressive on the nose as the Gevrey premier cru at the moment, although it began to open, offering black cherry and blackcurrant leaf scents, entwined with a touch of cold stone. The palate is medium-bodied with exquisite delineation, lovely poise and elegance here, gently building to a very nuanced and yet composed, harmonious finish. This just comes across as being so natural. This is the best Lavaux Saint-Jacques produced from Domaine Dugat.
    Drink Dates: 2021-2045
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Burghound | Rating: 94

    This is also quite restrained with its more deeply pitched dark berry fruit-suffused nose that displays notes of freshly turned earth, humus and a hint of animale. The more robust, concentrated and powerful flavors possess a sleek mouth feel yet there is no lack of punch or muscle on the well-balanced and gorgeously persistent finish. This is a bit finer than usual thanks to the relatively dense but fine-grained tannins though I underscore that finer than usual or not, this will still need ample cellar time.
    Author: Allen Meadows
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  • Located in Gevrey Chambertin, Domaine Claude Dugat is one of Burgundy's premiere producers. Claude is cousin to Bernard Dugat, who also makes wine under his own label, Dugat-Py. The Domaine Claude Dugat wines are concentrated, exhibiting rich, elegant fruit.

    See other similar producers:Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue,Domaine Meo-Camuzet,Domaine de la Romanee Conti

    Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

    Pinot Noir is a delicate, thin-skinned grape that is notoriously difficult to grow but unmatched in its ability to reflect its terroir. It is early-budding and early-ripening, and thus requires a cool climate. To achieve its best expression and maintain its delicate flavor profile, Pinot Noir demands great care in the vineyard, particular attention to yield management, and careful handling in the winery. Growers blessed with the patience, skill, and terroir to produce world-class Pinot Noir are greatly rewarded. Not only are these wines complex, age-worthy, and delicious, they also command some of the world’s highest prices.

    Old-World Pinot Noir most famously hails from Burgundy, where it is the only red variety permitted in the region. Techniques such as whole-bunch fermentation and barrel ageing, now common amongst high-quality Pinot Noir producers around the world, were pioneered by Burgundian winemakers. Age-worthy Pinot Noir from Burgundy tends to be high in acid, display low to medium tannins, and have red fruit flavors in youth that evolve into complex flavors of earth, game, cola, and truffle with age. Some of the most famous producers include Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Comte de Vogüé, Domaine Leroy, and Domaine Armand Rousseau.

    New-World Pinot Noir tends to grow in warmer climates and on newer vines than in the Old Word, producing wine that is more fruit-forward with flavors of red cherry, cranberry, and raspberry. The highest-quality wines come from moderate regions in California, particularly Sonoma and Carneros, and top producers include Marcassin, Kistler, and Kosta Browne.

    High acidity, low tannin, and low alcohol make Pinot Noir a versatile wine to pair. Spiced duck, fatty fish, grilled chicken, spicy foods, and anything with mushroom are just a few classic examples.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 9 bottles owned
    • 2 collectors