1997 Chambertin

Dugat-Py; Bernard

96Average Score
flagBurgundy / France

Only 152 bottles of the virtually black-colored 1997 Chambertin were made. Dugat's parcel of 72-year-old vines were harvested at 12% natural potential alcohol and had a pH of 3.8. Those looking for nuance and delicacy in a young Burgundy should shy away from this wine ...it is truly a hedonistic fruit bomb. Aromatically, it reveals creamy, wild red berries, cherry pie filling, fruitcake, blueberry jam, milk chocolate, and hints of white pepper. This is a chewy, almost syrupy-textured monster with candied and jellied red fruit flavors that saturate the palate and seemingly linger forever. Burgundy's weather in 1997 was decidedly more New World-ish than what is typical in this northerly region. Bernard Dugat's Chambertin reflects this in its massively ripe flavor profile and texture, yet he masterfully was able to maintain enough of the structure that has made Burgundy's Pinots famous throughout the world for this wine to be balanced and have some cellaring potential. Drink this extraordinary offering over the next 8-10 years. Bravo! Oct 1999, www.robertparker.com

Pierre Rovani    Score: 95-97/100

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