2018 Claude Dugat Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru

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Wine Critic Reviews for 2018 Claude Dugat Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru

Bertrand Dugat makes this harmonious Premier Cru blend with grapes from Craipillot and La Perrière, ageing the result in 75% new wood. It's a charming, even ethereal style that has a winning balance of sweet red fruits and crunchy acidity. Delicate and fine-boned, which is not always the case with Craipillot, it has graceful tannins and well-integrated wood. A wine that isn't trying too hard. (Drink between 2022-2028).

Decanter | 94 DEC
The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Village has turned out very nicely in bottle, mingling notes of cherries and berries with nuances of rose petals, spices, sweet soil tones and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, layered and velvety, it's charming and precise, with a beautifully integrated, balanced profile. This is one of the vintage's real successes at the communal level, and it's already disarmingly drinkable.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 92 RP
The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru is the usual assemblage of vines in La Perrière and Crepiot. It has a slightly sullen bouquet at the moment, more introverted than the Gevrey Village. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins. Quite elegant in style and very harmonious, leading to a piquant finish that lingers. Understated... but effective!

Vinous Media | 91-93 VM
(Domaine Claude Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin "1er" 1er Cru Red) Ripe, fresh and densely fruited aromas speak of various dark berries, earth and a whiff of forest floor. The notably finer middle weight flavors exude evident minerality before culminating in a seductively textured if notably firm finish where a touch of bitter cherry pit arises. This is lovely though note that at least some patience is necessary. (Drink starting 2030).

Burghound | 90-92 BH

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Vintage 2018
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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