2012 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Claude Dugat



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£117.00

Average critic rating : 93.0 points

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The 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru comes from two lieux-dits: “Les Craipillot” and “La Perriere”, the latter with more limestone soils. The nose is very well defined with superb mineralite – a clear level up from the village cru and with time there is an alluring, feminine dried rose petal scent. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins - a feminine, beautifully focused with fine tension on the finish. Poised and balletic, but just 4 barrels this year. ||Six months after tasting his 2011s, I return to Claude Dugat to taste through his 2012s that he mentioned would soon be bottled. There was no point in retreading over the travails of the growing season. Claude said that he commenced the harvest on 17 or 18 September (he could not remember exactly which) and chaptalized the wines up to about half a degree. This was a splendid array of wines. Occasionally I feel that there could be a preponderance of new oak that can submerge the terroir, but in 2012 I discerned the oak to be beautifully assimilated and indeed, this was one of the finest set of wines I have tasted at the domaine since I first visited to sample Claude’s 2005s. eRobertParker.com.December, 2013

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