Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py Gevrey Chambertin Champeaux 2008
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|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits|
|Brand||Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py|
From parcels described in my issue 186 review of its 2006 installment, the Dugat-Py 2008 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Champeaux displays a sweetness and tenderness of cassis and elderberry fruit that contrasts dramatically with the near-severity as well as the animal and mineral complexities of the corresponding Lavaux-St.-Jacques. Tart hints of Maine blueberry and bittersweet herbal pungency that emerge on the palate offer counterpoint to the wine's flattering, vintage-atypical creaminess of texture. This beauty finishes with a sense of transparency to shimmering, crystalline minerality. About as polished and suave as a 2008 gets - yet preserving admirable vivacity and primary juiciness - it ought to merit at least 15 years of attention and will likely gain additional complexity in the process.