To be honest I rarely drink or taste the wines of Claude Dugat. They are for me somewhat on the dark and extracted side of the Burgundian spectrum. They are not bad wines as such, but they are quite far from the wines I prefer to enjoy, although I have had some good wines from Claude Dugat over the years – especially the Griotte-Chambertin have impressed my several times. This Lavaux St. Jacques is still very much on the dark fruit side bouquet wise – and still quite young for a 2006 1er cru. On the palate intense and quite concentrated – tannins rounded but still quite a brute. I have no doubt that this will show better with 5 years or more of cellaring – and when the tertiary aromas kicks in – it could be quite exiting to taste. For now it’s simply a bit rough – and not only around the edges – or grainy like the photo.
Tasting Notes for this producer
- Domaine Claude Dugat, Lavaux Saint-Jacques 2006 August 7, 2017