- Domaine Claude Dugat
- Case size
Neal Martin, August 2013,
Moving on to the trio of Claude Dugat’s Grand Crus, the 2011 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru has a quintessential “Charmes” bouquet with vivacious scents of dark cherry, blueberry and quince, suffused with an almost sorbet-like freshness. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly sinewy entry. It coalesces in the second half and displays very fine, supple tannins with plenty of juicy Pinot fruit just cloaked under the 100% new oak at the moment, although everything is balanced and in sync. I would afford this three or four years in bottle for it to fully integrate. Drink 2018-2025.
Antonio Galloni, March 2014,
The 2011 Charmes-Chambertin is pure pleasure. Black cherries, plums, cloves, violets and new leather are all woven together in a fabric of notable class. Here it is the wine's extraordinary textural finesse and overall harmony that take over all of the senses. There is so much to like here, including the wine's generous, inviting personality. The Charmes has really come on strong over the last year. Drink 2020-2031
Burghound, January 2014,
An ultra-fresh, cool and equally pure nose features a plethora of red berry scents along with notes of earth, spice, underbrush and a floral element that adds aromatic lift. Not surprisingly, the ripe broad-shouldered flavors are bigger, richer and more powerful with plenty of punch before culminating in a focused, balanced and solidly persistent finish. This will need at least a decade to arrive at its majority but it should be excellent when it does so. Drink 2020+
Stephen Tanzer, March 2014,
Bright medium red. Musky raspberry, black cherry, mocha, licorice, espresso, crushed stone and wild herbs on the complex nose. Broader, silkier and suppler than the premier crus but still quite firm, with peppery acidity currently keeping the wine's fruit under wraps. At once tight and seamless, finishing with excellent energy and length.