The Dujac Gevrey Combottes 2006 is still quite dark and backward. The nose is offering dark ripe fruit, red and blue berries with some quite dense and sweet notes spiced by liquorice. On the palate dense red fruit with a good tannic balance. Quite undeveloped for a 06 – with the palate still showing hints of oak, and the fruit seems slightly extracted and dark currently. A very good effort, but surprisingly muscular and dense for the vintage.
The Gevrey Chambertin 2010 village from Dujac Fils et Père is indeed a little beauty. The bouquet offer red berry fruit – pure and crystal clear red fruit – with notes of cherris and forrest berries. On the palate pure cool pinot fruit with a impressive transparancy and a quite vibrant energy. It’s medium bodied with a good focus and length. The finish is focused with a good display of terroir. Does not have the weight of the domaine wines from Dujac, but the crystal clear transparancy of this wine is impressive – a lovely wine … perfect for a light lunch.… Read the full article →
In my first article about the Romanee-Saint-Vivant we uncovered the history of the vineyard ending up with a list of the curent owners of RSV – see the first article about Romanee-Saint-Vivant here.
This article is about the wines made from Romanee-Saint-Vivant. First a short aromatic profile of Romanee-Saint-Vivant – secondly a list of all the wines made from RSV – some by the 10 current vineyard owners – others are made by negociants. So far it’s not a complete list, but I will update the article when I get further information.… Read the full article →
The Chambolle-Muigny 1999 from Domaine Dujac is slowly but surely starting to show matured notes. The bouquet is still somewhat closed with dark and red fruit and a slightly austere hint of tar. After some time in the glass the red fruit starts to take over with notes of strawberries and sous-bois. On the palate very good weight and concentration for a village wine – but still need time to resolve the slightly rustic notes in the finish. Give it 5 years more in the cellar … this very good village wine is really worth waiting for.… Read the full article →
The Morey-Saint-Denis 1er cru 2006 from Domaine Dujac is not showing well at the moment. The bouquet is rather closed with dark somewhat stewed fruit notes. On the palate quite tight dark fruit, again with slightly stewed notes. The volatile acidity seems slightly high – like in quite a lot of other 2006 wines – but is at a acceptable level. Need time unfold some red fruit and complexity .. good/very good rather than fine.
The Charmes Chambertin 1996 from Domaine Dujac is a lovely wine – but somewhat atypical for the vintage. The bouquet offer matured almost organic red fruits – strawberries, raspberries and red current – with a serious dose of sous-bois. On the palate quite rich red fruit with a good midpalate concentration and length – quite soft and bit fragile for the vintage – i.e. none of the rustic and slighly austere notes found in many 1996 red Burgundies. A fine and lovely wine – but be aware of deposits in the bottle – need proper handling and decanting.… Read the full article →
The Charmes Chambertin 2002 from Domaine Dujac is quite open but still need some years in the cellar to unfold fully. In the bouquet lovely red fruits – with notes of sweet red berries and forest undergrowth. On the palate fine red fruits, with good midpalate weight and blalace. The finish is still showing more unevolved darker fruit notes. It’s a fine effort – but not really grand cru level in a year like 2002. Fine but not that impressive.
The Bonnes Mares 1998 from Domaine Dujac is a big but somewhat monolithic wine. In the bouquet tightly knit red fruit – with notes of red forrest berries, plum and vanilla. On the palate quite intense tight fruit with a big and muscular structure. It’s still seems unevolved and a bit one dimensional. Compared to the 1999 Clos de la Roche in the same set, it’s lacking true depth, transparancy and first and foremost delicacy and complexity. A very fine effort but – somehow lacking the X-factor!… Read the full article →
I must say I really like the 2010 vintage from Dujac … in my view one of the best vintages from this fine domaine. The Vosne Romanee Beaux Monts 2010 is no exception – a truly elegant and beautiful wine. In the bouquet red berries, peony rose and violets – refined and seductive. On the palate intense airy fruit – seems quite light at first sipp – but the intensity and length is nevertheless impressive. It’s focused, with a lovely transparancy – a classic Vosne, a truly beautiful effort.… Read the full article →
The Clos de la Roche 1999 from Domaine Dujac is one of the most impressive wines I have tasted from this fine domaine. It’s still young but starting to unfold the potential it showed from cask back in 2000. In the bouquet blue and red berry fruit – with pure notes of raspberries, strawberries and forest floor. On the palate very airy ripe fruit, perfectly balanced with extraordinary depth. Very pure and cool fruit for the vintage, without the slightly rustic notes found in quite many wines from this vintage.… Read the full article →
The 2010 Gevrey Chambertin Aux Combottes from Dujac is a truly impressive and adorable wine. In the bouquet cool sweet red forest berries … very sophisticated and delicate with a underlaying minerality. On the palate refined red fruits with very fine ripe tannins and a lovely focusing acidity. It has a impressive intensity and weight but with a almost airy lightness … 2010 is a truly great vintage. Very transparent with a lovely exposure of the terroir. Most likely the best Aux Combottes I have tasted so far from Dujac ..… Read the full article →
The Gevrey-Chambertin from Dujac Fils et Père is a delightful wine. Stylewise it resembles the Domaine Dujac wines, but is more forward than the Domaine wines and is lacking the focus, depth and concentration of these wines. In the bouquet sweet ripe red fruit notes .. strawberries and raspberries – a nice minerality .. very open and forward. On the palate ripe red pinot fruit, quite openly knit, nice minerality. It’s juicy and accessible and very enjoyable. Lacking a bit midpalate concentration and complexity compared to the Domaine Dujac wines – but nevertheless a wine for pleasure.… Read the full article →
The 2002 Gevrey Aux Combottes from Dujac is a fine wine – and starting to show the beauty of the 2002 vintage. In the bouquet refined red fruit notes … starting to get some mature sweetness with aromas of raspberries, strawberries – hints of cinnamon, forrest floor, summer truffle and redcurrant. On the palate layers of refined and fresh pinot fruit. Very good balance, good tranparancy and a very delicate expression of terroir and pinot. Lovely … thats why I prefer pinot!… Read the full article →
The Dujac Aux Combottes 1999 is surely but slowly opening up and starting to show the glory of the 1999 vintage. In the bouquet red and green strawberries, gooseberries and cherries with hints of redcurrent. On the palate quite fresh and surpriingly crisp pinot aromas. Lovely fruit, still tight but with a good midpalate concentration – long lingering finish. Lovely expression of this outstanding vintage. Need some years to open fully … and 10 years more to reach a level of full maturity.… Read the full article →