2014 Claude Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin (Previously $70)

SKU #1283562 Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A moderately earthy and sauvage-scented nose offers up additional notes of both red and dark fruit along with humus nuances. There is good energy and delineation to the middle weight flavors that are shaped by relatively fine-grained tannins on the firm and ever-so-mildly austere finale. This will need a few years of bottle age to round off the structure a bit more. *Outstanding*  (1/2017)

Vinous

 Bright dark red. Aromas of blackberry, raspberry, flowers, earth and spicy oak. Juicy, sappy village wine with dark fruit flavors complemented by salty minerality. Tickles the salivary glands on the finish but this wine needs a couple years to integrate its firm tannins. I found this a bit rustic from barrel but today it's a classic Gevrey villages. (ST)  (3/2017)

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Staff Image By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/28/2017 | Send Email
A classic Gevrey, through and through, the Dugat opens with aromas dominated by savory red cherries, leading to a savory palate, a bit meaty and slightly tannic, but otherwise so well balanced and spot on in a traditional Gevrey Chambertin that you won't likely mind those tannins. This is about as textbook as it gets!

Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/27/2017 | Send Email
This masculine wine has a nose of slight barnyard followed by dark plum and wild berry fruit. This is deep, hearty and rich with with ripe tannins and a somewhat rustic character which should soften with some cellar time. There is a lot of wine here so an hour in a decanter would allow this to pare with a hearty meal tonight.

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Varietal:

Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.
Specific Appellation:

Gevrey Chambertin

- For many wine aficionados, Gevrey Chambertin is the northernmost end of the true Côte d'Or. The largest of all of the communes, it has 9 Grands Crus (Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Chapelle Chambertin, Charmes Chambertin, Griotte Chambertin, Latricieres Chambertin, Mazy Chambertin, Mazoyeres Chambertin and Ruchottes Chambertin). The best Premier Cru wines come form the vineyards nestled along a hill to the west of the village. The Grands Crus are planted in compacted limestone, while the soils in the rest of the village vary as to their clay content. If we are to characterize broadly, the wines are powerful, muscular and need time in the bottle to develop.