The 2012 Bourgogne Rouge, which comes from three parcels, mainly “Les Genevrieres” and is raised in used oak, has a light but pointed bouquet with tart red cherry fruit with a dash of fresh strawberry. The palate is nicely balanced with nicely judged acidity and a tart cherry finish. Fine. RP/89
Floral, strawberry and raspberry aromas and flavors mark this fruity style. Taut and linear in profile, yet balanced and long. Drink now through 2022. WS/89
The 2012 Bourgogne is wonderfully supple, radiant and expressive. Dark red cherry, plum and spice notes are all fused together in a gorgeous Burgundy that captures the essence of the Dugat house style and the pure texture that is the signature of these wines. AG/89
Claude Dugat is a Burgundy producer in the esteemed Gevrey-Chambertin appelation of the Côte de Nuits. He makes a small number of wines exclusively from Pinot Noir, with the most sought-after wines coming from designated grand cru sites. The domaine was founded in 1955 by Claude’s father Maurice when he purchased the Grange de Dimes – a 13th Century structure that had been used to store agricultural tithes for the church. Maurice converted it to a winery and cellar and renamed it the Cellier des Dimes.