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2016 - Domaine Dugat Py Mixed Case - Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru(3) + Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru(3)
- Cote de Nuits
- 99 WA ; 96 WA
The 2016 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru is superb, bursting from the glass with expressive aromas of Morello cherry and raspberries that mingle with touches of licorice and rich soil. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and expansive, with a deep core of fruit that cloaks its rich structuring tannins and a long, succulent finish. While the wine displays all the exuberant breadth that's so typical of this cuvée, the cooler vintage lends it a sense of coiled energy that warmer years miss, and I suspect this will develop especially well in bottle.
One of the wines of the vintage but one that will require considerable patience, the 2016 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru unfurls in the glass with a brooding bouquet of dark berries, cassis, undergrowth, peony, rich spices and espresso roast that gains in subtle savory nuance the longer it sits in the glass. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, richly structured and immensely deep at the core, with a broad-shouldered chassis of powdery tannin, searing concentration and a lifted, almost minty finish of interminable duration. More primordial and even more reserved than the Lavaux-Saint-Jacques, this will demand over a decade of bottle age, but the only Mazis-Chambertin to rival it this year is Domaine d'Auvenay's. Vinified with 90% whole cluster in a wooden cuve and matured in new barrels, it's one of the best wines I've ever tasted from Dugat-Py.