2017 Claude Dugat, Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques

2017 Claude Dugat, Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques

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Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

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Critics Score: 91-93

Publication: Neal Martin, Vinous

Drinking Dates: 2023-2040

The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux St.-Jacques offers wild strawberry, blood orange and light mineral aromas on the nose. This already feels enticing. The palate displays a fine backbone, quite a "cool" Gevrey-Chambertin, with slightly darker and more introspective fruit than the Premier Cru, yet still with fine tension on the edgy, structured finish. Good potential here but it is not going to be a Lavaux that runs out and hugs you in its first few years.

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2017 Claude Dugat, Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques

Domaine Claude Dugat, established in 1955, is widely considered one of the top producers in Gevrey-Chambertin. It is a small family-run domaine, with Claude and Marie-Thérèse’s children - son Bertrand and daughters Laetitia and Jeanne - taking over the running of the six hectare estate. The domaine practices sustainable viticulture, never using fertilisers or herbicides. The aim is to have a light touch in the vineyard and to harvest the grapes when they are just ripe. Ripeness (and the harvest date) is determined solely by taste rather than by lab analysis, with the wines always having a signature freshness because they never pick late. The concentration and intensity of the wines is derived primarily from old vines and low yields.