Domaine Claude Dugat Charmes Chambertin 2012
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Domaine Claude Dugat
Country: France Region: Burgundy
District: Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru
Grapes Varieties: pinot noir
Classification: Grand Cru - Burgundy Production:
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
WA=94-96 The 2012 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru comes from Claudes’ 0.25-hectare parcel of vines. It has a strong marine influence on the nose that is well defined and expressive, carrying and absorbing the new oak with ease. The palate is medium-bodied with a satin-like texture, very well-judged acidity and the new oak is beautifully interwoven into the intense sorbet-fresh fruit on the harmonious finish. This is one of the finest wines from this vineyard.
AM=94 A spicy and beautifully layered nose of fresh and markedly ripe red berry fruit liqueur, earth and spice nuances is trimmed in just enough wood to notice. The rich, round and broad-shouldered flavours possess good depth and a highly seductive mouth feel before terminating in an utterly delicious and strikingly complex finish that delivers outstanding length. I like the balance and this beauty should effortlessly improve during the next 15 years or so.
AG=93+ Bright, deep red. The nose shows a liqueur-like quality to the aromas of cherry, raspberry and mocha. Big, broad and sweet, delivering excellent dimension and depth and considerable power. The rich red fruit, coffee and cocoa powder flavours carry well on the sweet, very long finish, which is nicely shaped by the wine's tannic spine. This is less taut than it appeared to be from barrel a year ago, but it needs time to burn off some of its baby fat.