2018 Vieilles Vignes La Levrière Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py


Always a beefy step change after the nicely spiced red fruit of the Gevreys. Yes there it is - suddenly a firm front here. More guts, more tannin give the impression of much broader shoulders. And yet it still zings - there is still that bounce of energy. Lithe dark fruit, blacker and less sweet here - but beautifully ripe. Powerful, but delicious. L&S(Nov 2019)

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(vinified with 50% whole cluster). While the nose is presently firmly reduced there is good freshness and verve suffusing the overtly powerful, dense and serious medium weight plus flavors where there is plenty of salinity on the youthfully austere, firm, dusty and balanced finish. A high quality villages. Drinking range: 2033 - Rating: 89-92 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jan 2020)

Loïc Dugat-Py began the harvest with the 2018 Pommard La Levrière, and this is the ripest cuvée in the cellar at 13.5% alcohol. Offering up aromas of cherries, plums and red berries mingled with nuances of espresso roast—always, says Loïc, a signature of this cuvée that emerges during fermentation—smoked meats and spices, it's medium to full-bodied, succulent and fine-boned, with a deep core of fruit and impressive structural elegance. This was vinified with 50% whole cluster and matured in 40% new oak. Rating: 90-92 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Jan 2020)

The 2018 Pommard La Levrière Vieilles Vignes comes from vines around 80 years old and was picked on August 29, the first for the domaine. It has a pure bouquet of blackberry, raspberry coulis and light crushed violet aromas that take time to unfold in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe black cherry fruit laced with dark chocolate and menthol notes, leading to a finely proportioned yet grippy finish. A little "inward-looking" at present, it will require 4–5 years in bottle. Drinking range: 2023 - 2035 Rating: 90-92 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com(Jan 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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