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Dugat Bernard Dugat 1991 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes ($32.99)
A very successful experience with this same maker's 1993 Gevrey-Chambertin led me to risk another venture into a financial neighborhood where I rarely visit; luckily, as with the '93, this one proved an exceptional value by the inflated standards of red Burgundy even at a $30-plus price. Dark cherry red in color, it shows deliciously ripe red fruit, perceptible but pleasant "barnyard" notes and a hint of nutlike and caramel notes. It's still very much alive, though, with rich, "sweet" Burgundy fruit on the palate, much better than the nose suggests, and it seems to pick up life and get better and better as it airs in the glass. U.S. importer: Weygandt-Metzler, Unionville, Pa. (April 18, 1999)

FOOD MATCH: Fine with a simple roast chicken.

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