The rare Lavaux St-Jacques and more from iconic producer Claude Dugat. Great new reviews. Last b

The rare Lavaux St-Jacques and more from iconic producer Claude Dugat. Great new reviews. Last bottles

 
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"A tiny domaine with cult status, and the quality to match" Jasper Morris
3 Cuvees available but in very limited quantities
 
Claude Dugat has long been a respected and beloved figure in Burgundy, while the wines of his eponymous domaine have captivated the world. Working alongside him for the better part of the last decade has been his son Bertrand and daughter Laetitia, to whom Claude turned over control of the estate with the 2015 vintage.
While the Dugat family traces its roots in Gevrey back to the 19th century, it was not until 1955 when Claude's father Maurice purchased the historic landmark Grange des Dimes and converted the stone barn into a winery that the family domaine was born. The family farms some 6ha throughout Gevrey, with many of the region's oldest vines falling under their care in sites such as Lavaux Saint Jacques, Charmes Chambertin, Chapelle Chambertin and Griottes Chambertin.
The work of the domaine has always been a family operation, now with Laetitia working the vines and Bertrand tending to duties in the cellar. Since 2013, the farming has shifted to an organic emphasis with the adoption of biodynamic principles as well. In the winery, an emphasis on purity has inspired decisions to restrict the use of sulfur, chaptalization and acidification. With earlier harvesting, more restrained extraction and a tempered oak influence, the new generation of Dugat wines are classic in style, striking a balance between power and finesse with a transparency that allows the terroir to show through by focusing on the phenolic maturity of the fruit over manipulation.
It would be accurate to say that the wines of Domaine Claude Dugat have a cult following. Production is tiny and wines are allocated and sold in a blink of the eye. Jasper Morris MW say "A tiny domaine with cult status, and the quality to match....The key to quality here is the raw material, from vines which naturally produce small berries through control of vigour."

William Kelley of the Wine Advocate recently wrote "The 2017 vintage is a success at Domaine Claude Dugat, the wines have gained in depth and complexity with élevage. It's a range of charming, satiny wines, with lively fruit flavors and a refreshing quality that makes them delightfully drinkable. After a challenging 2016 vintage when the domaine's first essays in biodynamic viticulture were importunately timed to coincided with a season of immense disease pressure, the success of 2017 has done everyone good, and with a great 2018 vintage on the horizon-I permitted myself to try a couple of barrels that had already completed their malolactic fermentation-spirits were riding high when I visited in early December. Readers may by now be aware that generational transition-Claude having handed the reins over to son Bertrand and daughters Laetitia and Jeanne-has resulted in some subtle stylistic evolutions. Of course, the family's meticulous viticulture and enviable patrimony of old, selection massale vines remain unchanged. But picking is a little earlier, the wines are no longer chaptalized, and the use of new oak is a touch more restrained. Some of the first vintages of the new style-above all 2014-arguably pushed things to extremes, with the wines a little too tangy even for the most sophisticated of palates, but 2015, 2016 and now 2017 and 2018 are all great successes, so the future is bright. Readers who remember the Claude Dugat wines of yesteryear, and in particular the cuvées importer by Claude's erstwhile US agent Robert Kacher, might do well to acquaint themselves with what is being produced today. They will find the wines more elegant, precise and integrated while retaining the concentration and dimension that made them so celebrated in France and beyond. In short, today the Domaine Claude Dugat is one of the finest addresses in the Côte de Nuits."
 
It is extremely difficult to buy any Claude Dugat wines. Our allocation is very slowly increasing each vintage and in 2017, for the first time, we have a little of iconic Charmes-Chambertin and now a tiny amount of Lavaux St-Jacques available. We offer all three wines at a 25% Pre Arrival Discount. 

These are incredible wines and I would highly recommend adding a few to the cellar. 

Domaine Claude Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin 2017
Landed Price $275.00
Pre Arrival Price $206.00



4 bottles available

Dugat Claude Lavaux lavel The domaine has 0.4 hectare holding. Jasper Morris says of Dugat's Lavaux "This can be a spectacular fine, red-fruited Gevrey-Chambertin."

After some perseverance we have been granted an allocation of the 1er Cru Lavaux St-Jacques 2017. Lavaux St-Jacques is one of my favourite Gevrey Premier Crus. It is a cooler site tucked up in the Combe de Lavaux. It produces a fine-boned wine with precision and elegance and less of the earthy, iron-infused finish seen in many Gevrey wines. It is stylish!

Wine Advocate - William Kelley: The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques showed superbly in spring, just after its malolactic fermentation, and it didn't disappoint in December, offering up aromas of sweet berries, cherries and dried flowers that mingle with savory bass notes of grilled meat, soil and dark chocolate. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, its tannins beautifully cloaked in succulent fruit and tangy acids lending delineation to the long, mouthwatering finish. 92-94 Points

Domaine Claude Dugat Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2017
Landed Price $1325.00
Pre Arrival Price $995.00
5 bottles available
 
Dugat Charmes label Dugat has 0.31 of a hectare of Charmes-Chambertin which means production is very small. Jasper Morris MW says "Claude Dugat describes his Charmes as combining power, elegance and 'gentillesse' which in this sense I would translate as 'grace'. Certainly his wine is immediately mouthfilling, wearing an overcoat of succulence over the central core of red and black fruit. A huge mouthfull."

Wine Advocate - William Kelley: The 2017 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru bursts from the glass with an expressive bouquet of cherries, cassis, licorice and subtle espresso roast that's already entirely integrated its new wood. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and multidimensional, with a satiny and expansive attack, excellent depth at the core and a long, pure finish. It's a gourmand but succulent Charmes that will offer a wide drinking window. 92-95 Points
We have very small quantities of the 2016 and 2014 Gevrey-Chambertin in stock. It is a rare opportunity to start a vertical.

Dugat Claude Gevrey label Domaine Claude Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin 2016
Landed Price $265.00
Special $199.00
7 bottles available


Dugat Claude Gevrey label

Domaine Claude Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin 2014
Landed Price $235.00
Special $175.00
2 bottles available

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Chezeaux Griottes
Domaine des Chezeaux (Ponsot) Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru 2017
Another serious Grand Cru for the Cellar
 
While Domaine des Chézeaux sells wine under its own label, it does not work the vines or make the wines. The Griottes-Chambertin, Clos St. Denis, Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Charmes have all been produced by Laurent Ponsot under a metayage arrangement. Ponsot leases the vines and one third of the finished wine is given to Chezeaux as payment.

The Domaine des Chezeaux wines are identical to those bottled under the Ponsot label (simply one third of the bottled wines are returned to Chezeaux). Only the label design is different! (Oh, and the price - the Domaine des Chezeaux labeled wines are around half the price of those with a Ponsot label!).
John Gilman "View from the Cellar": The 2017 Griotte-Chambertin from the Ponsots is excellent and very much cut from the same stylistic cloth as it was back during Laurent's time at the helm of Domaine Ponsot in Morey. The ripe and very expressive nose wafts from the glass in a mix of sappy black cherries, black plums, dark chocolate, chalky soil tones, grilled meats, mustard seed and a bit of beetroot in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, precise and impressively mineral in personality, with a sappy core, ripe tannins and fine balance and grip on the long, tangy and complex finish. A superb Ponsot Griotte! 2027-2075. 95 Points

Jasper Morris MW: 
Glowing fresh mid purple. Superb grace to the nose, magically juicy, then a firmer backbone behind. Some crunch here, only medium intensity, a wine to judge by its class more than its size. The fruit is ripe but not untidy, more in the fresh little red fruits register. Tasted: November 2018. 93-96 Points

Landed Price $675.00
Pre Arrival Price $573.50

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