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2010 Domaine Dugat-Py Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru

  • Producer
    Domaine Dugat-Py
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Pinot Noir
  • Region
  • Sub Region
    Gevrey Chambertin
  • Importer Label
    Australia – Negociants Australia
  • Size

Dugat-Py is a high-class Gevrey-Chambertin Domaine that has risen to prominence in the last 10 years. It was run for many years by Pierre Dugat and, astonishingly, only began estate bottling in 1989. It is now run by Pierre’s son Bernard, who is recognised as one of the shrewdest winemakers on the Côte.
The Domaine consists of 5 hectares of vineyards and includes holdings in several Premiers Crus sites and 3 Grands Crus.
The key to the success is in the vineyard with exceptionally meticulous control of the work, there being five people working full time on 10 hectares.
The vines are for the most part extremely old, averaging 65 years old across the domaine. Replanting is done with selections from their own vine stock, never with clones.
The domaine has been fully organic since 2003. The wines are vinified with as little intervention as possible and are bottled unfined and unfiltered.
The wines are very approachable in youth but show at their best with 5-8 years of bottle ageing.

Tasting Notes

95 Points Allen Meadows
A very floral nose also offers up notes of black cherry, pepper, spice and plenty of earth that continue over to the very rich, round and impressively concentrated large-scaled flavors that possess outstanding intensity and plenty of drive on the suave and seductively textured finish. While this certainly evidences good size, weight and power, it is essentially a wine of refinement and even finesse in 2010. It is firmly but not imposingly structured and 15 to 18 years should see it at its best. Still, I wouldn’t dream of opening a bottle before this has at least 10 years of age on it.

97 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2010 Charmes-Chambertin is a big, big wine and easily one of the most opulent Charmes of the vintage. Layers of intense blue and black fruit wrap around the palate as the wine opens up in the glass. Despite the richness of the fruit, the silkiness and finesse of the tannins comes through beautifully. The Charmes fills out in all directions as it totally conquers the palate and the senses with its sensual personality. The Charmes is two-thirds true Charmes and one-third Mazoyeres. This is a great showing. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045.

2010 Domaine Dugat-Py Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru