2006 Domaine Claude Dugat Charmes Chambertin

  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • ST 93
  • BH 93
  • WA 91

Reviews for 2006 Domaine Claude Dugat Charmes Chambertin

ST 93
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 2009
Full red-ruby. Sexy aromas of blackberry, blueberry, licorice, minerals and violet. Wonderfully precise and vibrant, with terrific cut to its intense flavors of dark berries and violet. But this infant is still youthfully... Full red-ruby. Sexy aromas of blackberry, blueberry, licorice, minerals and violet. Wonderfully precise and vibrant, with terrific cut to its intense flavors of dark berries and violet. But this infant is still youthfully tight and bound-up. A bit rounder on the back end, finishing with excellent grip and length and a lingering hint of licorice. 93+
BH 93
Burghound - Burghound, January 2009
A complete and wonderfully complex and equally perfumed nose features ripe red berry aromas along with subtle earth, anise and iron hints that precede the layered fresh, sweet and palate staining flavors that are quite... A complete and wonderfully complex and equally perfumed nose features ripe red berry aromas along with subtle earth, anise and iron hints that precede the layered fresh, sweet and palate staining flavors that are quite serious and structured, indeed there is at present a chewy texture to the lingering finish. I also like the fresh and bright acidity that gives a sense of relief and detail to the notably rich mid-palate. In sum, a wine of power and grace.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2009
Claude Dugat's 2006 Charmes Chambertin (from true Charmes, and spared hail, he avows) is enormously deep and dark both in color and in sweet black fruit intensity, peaty smokiness, bitter-sweet chocolate, and charred... Claude Dugat's 2006 Charmes Chambertin (from true Charmes, and spared hail, he avows) is enormously deep and dark both in color and in sweet black fruit intensity, peaty smokiness, bitter-sweet chocolate, and charred meat. An invigorating sense of salinity and of fruit skin chew provides counterpoint to the sheer richness and viscosity, but in the finish the whiplash of tannins brings both that richness and the taster's palate to heel. Resin and cedar notes reminiscent of barrel are threaded throughout. For now, at least, this is less focused than the Lavaux, but it takes a back seat to no 2006 in sheer finishing intensity or darkness of personality. I would anticipate it demanding 4-5 years in bottle, after which it will probably remain in robust health for at least another 6-8. - David Schildknecht