Dugat Py Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St. Jacques 1er 2012


The 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St-Jacques is
reduced to just two barrels this year, from vines located just
behind Bernard Dugat’s house, and includes around 75%
whole cluster fruit. It has a beguiling, floral bouquet with
dried violet petals infusing the lush dark cherry and cassis
fruit that is extremely well defined and carries the oak with
ease. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the
entry. This is a dense Gevrey but the acidity is nicely
pointed and slices through the thickly layered dark berry
fruit on the finish that springs a spicy tail to keep you on
your toes. There is palpable energy here – superb.