2014 Coeur de Roy Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py
|Sub-district||Côte de Nuits|
|Vineyard||Coeur de Roy|
From 50-105 year old vines at the foot of the hill. Cassis - very fruity and rich, great intensity, mouthwatering fruit which stays fresh. Spice and density. Wonderfully juicy long finish. Drinking range: 2025 - L&S (Nov 2015)
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50- to 105-year-old vines high on the slope. 70% whole bunch, two-thirds new oak. Very ripe grapes. Lots of concentrated, almost brûlée, blackcurrant fruit. Almost vulgar it’s so chock-full of flavour! Very eye-catching. Drinking range: 2018 - 2026 Rating: 17 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2016)
(from vines of 50 to 100+ years of age situated in Epointures, Combe du Dessus, Jouise, and Les Marchais; aged in 65% new wood and vinified with 70% of the stems). The sheer density of fruit is impressive with a broad-ranging nose of black fruit, spice, violets and pungent earth. The density of the fruit is confirmed on the palate as there is equally impressive concentration to the intense and muscular flavor that coat the palate with dry extract that also buffers the very firm tannic spine on the mineral-driven and built-to-age finish. Drinking range: - 2026 Rating: 90-92 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jan 2016)
The 2014 Gevrey Chambertin Coeur du Roy was cropped at just 23 hectoliters per hectare because of the venerable age of the vines. It has lifted scents of wild strawberry and macerated black cherries on the nose, with a pastille-like purity. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin and good body. This is quite structured with a dense, with spicy finish that just needs to forage a little more flesh. Drinking range: 2018 - 2026 Rating: 87-89 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Dec 2015)
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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