Robert Parker 91
Dugat-Py’s 2007 Gevrey-Chambertin Petite Chapelle displays a carnal character in distinct contrast to the corresponding Gevrey 1er Cru bottling, but along with suggestions of red meat and meat stock come blackberry and cassis as well as licorice, Szechuan pepper, and rosemary. Sweetly-fruited, pungently spicy, and profoundly meaty, this is a 2007 with plenty of appeal, although like most red Burgundies of its vintage, it lacks exuberant juiciness, and in addition exhibits a surprisingly strong lashing of finishing tannin. I would anticipate at least 6-8 years of appeal here, and one might want to wait several before revisiting, at which point the future evolution of the wine’s tannins might be more adequately forecast.
Anticipated maturity: 2010-2018