2011 Coeur de Roy Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py
|Sub-district||Côte de Nuits|
|Vineyard||Coeur de Roy|
More than fruit here - liquorice, ripe plum, still the tonic, tannins bringing freshness. Gorgeously rich and mouthfilling. Pure, spicy, complex. More black grape-skins on the finish, an attractive bitterness from the thick-skinned grapes from these very old vines. L&S (Jan 2013)
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(from vines of 50 to 100 years of age situated in Epointures, Combe du Dessus and Les Marchais aged in 65% new wood and vinified with ~75% of the stems). There is enough reduction present that it renders the nose very difficult to assess. There is a taut muscularity to the rich, round and lush mid-palate yet there is knockout precision to the powerful, intense, balanced and brilliantly long and quite firmly structured finish. This is textbook Gevrey with a bit less minerality than the Evocelles but even better depth. Overall the two wines offer a qualitative choice as the Evocelles is more mineral-driven and the Coeur is more classic Gevrey in character. 2019+ Rating: 90-92 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jan 2013)
50- to 102-year-old vines, 70% whole bunch, two-thirds new oak. Broad and sweet on the nose. Rich and solid but quite severe on the finish, especially in comparison with the Evocelles. Dry finish. Not charming! 2020-2032 Rating: 16.5+ Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2013)
Domaine Dugat-Py, along with only DRC, Roumier, Rousseau and Leroy, is rated in the top Three Star category by the 'Classement' published by the Revue du Vin de France. These are the essence of robust Burgundy, wines of huge scale and concentration. Patience is required, so lay down a few grand bottles for your dotage.
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