2016 Claude Dugat Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques

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Wine Critic Reviews for 2016 Claude Dugat Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques

The Lavaux St-Jacques reveals a deep-pitched nose of sapid black fruits, bonfire, game bird, earth and truffle, introducing a full-bodied, sappy wine with a deep core of vibrant fruit and a chassis of fine-grained tannins. Like the premier cru cuvée, this is wonderfully transparent and full of energy this year.Drinking Window 2026 - 2045.

Decanter | 94 DEC
The 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques has a pure bouquet with a mixture of blackberry, briary, redcurrant and crushed strawberry scents underneath subtle slate-like aromas and sea cave notes. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine line of acidity, linear and taut. It needs a little more flesh toward the finish to develop, but I admire the tension and terroir expression of this Lavaux Saint-Jacques. I suspect it my have more to offer once in bottle and it will eventually land toward the top of my banded score.

Robert Parker Neal Martin | 91-93 RP-NM
Bright, medium red. Very pure aromas of cherry, raspberry, licorice and gibier lifted by a floral topnote. A step up in sweetness from the 1er Cru, offering tangy cranberry and pomegranate flavors and noteworthy inner-mouth tension. Very dynamic, precise wine with a firm tannic spine, but juicy and sappy rather than fleshy.

Vinous Media | 90-92 VM
A classic Lavaut nose combines notes of game, freshly turned earth, forest floor and dark berry aromas. There is more volume and an evident muscularity to the more obvious mineral-driven middle weight plus flavors that also terminate in a lean, austere and very serious finish. This is most decidedly not intended for early consumption as it will need time to flesh out but the underlying material appears to be up to the challenge.

Burghound | 90-93 BH

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Vintage 2016
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Claude Dugat
Rating 94 DEC
Region Burgundy: Situated just west of the beautiful river Saone, the hills and valleys of Burgundy stand as they have stood since medieval times, and you can almost hear the cheerful chatter of vineyard workers from miles away. Indeed, France's identity in the world of wine would be incomplete without the inclusion of Burgundy and its many viticultural achievements. Every little sub-region of the area boasts a unique soil composition, which, when combined with the area's climate conditions, creates an incredibly diverse and appealing selection of fine wines. Every new bottle is an adventure of its own, and a snapshot of its birthplace. You could spend years sampling great Burgundian wines, and you would still have a lot to learn, which is what makes the region so compelling for veterans and novice wine lovers alike. No matter what your taste in wines may be, there is a winery in Burgundy that could mesmerize your mind and make your senses scream with joy. And what better way to spend a comfy summer afternoon with your friends and family than with a classy bottle from some of the region's most reputable wineries? From the noble slopes of Cote d'Or to the flatlands near various settlements, let us help you on your journey as we explore Burgundy's most delicious and renowned wines.
Type of Wine Burgundy Red: If you have a craving for some beautiful, mind-expanding Pinot Noir, few regions can match the talent and consistency of Burgundy. The grape almost seems like it evolved for this very region, and its essence will stimulate your senses and arouse your imagination. Drink deep and experience almost spiritual enlightenment.
Varietal Pinot Noir: Pinot Noir is possibly the most versatile red grape when it comes to the ways it's been used over the years. From red wines to sparkling wines and beyond, there aren't many places where you can avoid hearing about it, and for a good reason. It's often easy to spot a bottle of Pinot Noir simply by the pale, translucent color, which transitions into a shade reminiscent of old-timey brickwork, adding a lovely dash of country charm to an already awe-inspiring drink.
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