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91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2008 Gevrey-Chambertin is a totally sensual wine. It, too, shows superb inner fragrance, beautifully layered fruit and a finish that lasts forever. This is a great effort at the villages level. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020. (AG) (5/2011)
90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Dark red. Perfumed aromas of red berries, spices and flowers, with a whiff of game. Taut and tangy in the mouth, with lovely acidity framing and lifting the red berry, pepper and spice flavors. Really excellent fruit purity here. Finishes with sweet tannins and a firm edge of acidity. Serious village wine, and much more classic than the 2009 version. (ST) (3/2011)
Appellation: AOC Gevrey-Chambertin
Vinification: 100% destemmed. Fermentation is started immediately in concrete vats, but there is virtually no pumping over so as to avoid too tumultuous a fermentation. Grapes are punched down twice a day. Total vatting time is about two weeks after which the juice is left to settle for two days before going to barrel.
Raw materials: 100% Pinot Noir
Average Yield: Dugat averages a maximum yield of no more than 18 hl/ha.
Vineyard Site: 3 ha
Average Of Vineyards: 50 years old.
Duration And Aging Method: The village Gevrey is aged in a mix of 50% new oak barrels (228L) and 50% one year old oak barrels (228L) for 16-18 months. The barrels are sourced from Francois Frères.50 years old.
Alcohol Content: 13%
An indifferent spring caused uneven flowering and mildew risk. At the end of June the weather changed for the better, continuing into July. Apart from local hail in the Côte de Beaune at the end of July, the summer began well. August arrived fairly cold and variable, but fortunately the last week of the month brought fine, warm weather. The lead-up to harvest saw sunny skies, apart from two days of rain in mid-September. A challenging vintage.
From day one the red wines have had a rich, pure fruit character with fine, silky tannins. The whites offer a good balance between ripe fruit and vibrant acidity. A vintage not to be overlooked because the wines deliver potential and pleasure.