2018 1er Cru Champeaux Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py


Just next to Évocelles - and the two wines do share some characteristics - this one just more of everything. Big and firm. The tightest packed of the lot from Loïc this year. Intense and dark fruit picks up with energy and soft, red fruits with zippy cherry skin too. Completely delicious and completely 'complete'. Such delicate, fine tannins you do not really notice them - but there is good power and persistence here. All is in harmony but with a really assured feel. Confident and brilliant.L&S(Nov 2019)

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75cl bottles (case of 6)

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The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champeaux is a beautiful wine in the making, unfurling in the glass with aromas of cassis and smoky dark berries that mingle with notions of grilled squab, licorice and rich loamy soil. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and elegantly muscular, with an ample and concentrated core framed by powdery tannins and lively acids. Fermented with 60% whole cluster, this is another cuvée that was formerly matured entirely in new barrels but saw only 66% new oak this year. Produced from very old vines, the Champeaux was often purchased by Maison Leroy in the days before the Dugat family began domaine bottling. Rating: 92-94+ William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Jan 2020)

The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Champeaux 1er Cru comes from 50- and 70-year-old vines. This is the one cuvée that was showing the imprimatur of the growing season; it was just a little too heady for my liking. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannins, sweet and candied, but just missing the same level of clarity on the finish as, say, the Fonteny or Corbeaux. Drinking range: 2024 - 2039 Rating: 90-92 Neal Martin, 2020)

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.

Read more about this great domaine on our blog and for a full listing of current stock, please see our Focus On Domaine Dugat-Py.


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