Claude Dugat Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques 2012
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Wine SpectatorDesignation: Collectibles. This concentrated red offers effusive cherry, raspberry and spice aromas and flavors, with licorice, graphite and floral hints. Very pure and balanced, with a long aftertaste of cherry, sandalwood, and mineral. The finish goes on and on. Best from 2020 through 2036. 25 cases imported.
Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St.-Jacques comes from Claude's single 0.30-hectare parcel of vines planted in 1980 located just south of Estournelles. Raised entirely in new wood, it has a well-defined bouquet that carries the oak well. The palate has a candied, sorbet-fresh opening with an intermingling of red and black fruit, the mineralite surfacing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with quite strict tannins. There is a fine linearity here that lends it focus. Perhaps I would prefer a little less new oak on the finish, but it manages to maintain fine tension throughout.