The Vosne-Romanee Les Beaux Monts 2009 from Dujac is a very intense effort. In the nose dark berry fruit … blueberries, raspberries and boysenberris … quite detailed with pure fruit aromas and some nice Vosne spices. On the palate … intense aromas … fruit driven and quite powerful .. but not big and dense. The acidity is fine for the vintage … a well balanced effort but need time to unfold.
The Chambolle-Musigny 2010 from Dujac is a brilliant effort – and most likely the best village I have tasted from this fine estate. In the bouquet juicy airy fruit – raspberries, cherries – spiced with at crunchy Chambolle minerality and a liger-belair like hint of oak. On the palate cool and airy fruit – weighty, silky, rich and focused. The effortless intensity in this wine is truly impressive – and so is the zen like balance – love the cool refined expression of the Chambolle terroir … what a village wine.
The 2008 Chambolle-Musigny village from Domaine Dujac is a delightful wine … just love the 08s. The bouquet is open and transparent with a lovely red berry fruit … red currant, raspberries and red cherries with a hint of liquorice. On the palate crisp and airy fruit … acidity driven rather than structured by tannins. A Delightfully transparent wine with the lovely 2008 verve and energy …. love the crystal clear fruit and the focusing acidity.
The 2010s from Dujac are brilliant and most likely the best vintage I have tasted from this fine estate. The 2010 Chambolle-Musigny village is a delightful wine … a bit restrained at first … but soon the bouquet is bursting with airy sweet red and dark fruits – notes of cassis, raspberries, blueberries and pomegranate. The nose is generously spiced with hints of rose petals and a nice earthy minerality … a almost silky scent of Chambolle. On the palate quite abundantfruit, a crisp and vibrant acidity …. lovely transparancy and display of minerality. Very god weight and intensity for this level .. elegant and refined with layers of velvet red fruit. A very impressive Chambolle village.
The Chambolle village 2005 from Domaine Dujac is still quite youthful. The bouquet is accessible and quite forward with red and blue berry fruit – quite floral spiced with oak and violets. On the palate muscular for this level with a serious midpalate weight … quite abundant fruit and a matching and powerful tannic structure. Need time to unfold the fruit – but is quite openly knit for the vintage.
The Clos de la Roche 1999 from Dujac is a gorgeous wine … and is showing fine form. The nose is expressive with crisp and quite floral red berry fruit supported by a lovely earthy minerality. On the palate delightful and vibrant red fruit … lovely energy and balance. This wine is more forward and floral than a bottle tasted a year ago … but is somehow also missing a bit of weight compared to the previous bottle. It’s nevertheless a both impressive and very delightful wine …. quite adorable for a 1999.
The Vosne Aux Malconsort from Dujac is made from the two climates Aux Malconsort and Les Gaudichots, but labeled Malconsort. It’s my first experience with this wine from Domaine Dujac .. and what a treat. In the nose lovely dark fruit with a beautiful Vosne minerality – deep fruit but still quite floral. On the palate layered and rich fruit – very focused for the vintage and with a lovely expression of the fine terroir. Fine length and weight but perhaps lacking a bit of transparancy and precision in the fruit … like most other wines from this vintage. A beautiful wine for the vintage .. love the forwardness and complexity.
The 04 Bonnes Mares from Domaine Dujac is quite charming for the vintage. The nose offer a lovely range of berry aromas – raspberries, blue berries with notes of forest strawberries spiced with sous-bois – quite refined. On the palate quite rich with a dense midpalate fruit – powerful with fine length. A lovely 04 without the somewhat austere character found in some wines from this vintage. Need a few more years in the cellar to gain further complexity.
The 2002 Aux Combottes from Domaine Dujac is entering a matured window. In the nose fresh and crisp red berry fruit … but it’s beginning to show matured notes with hints of sous-bois, slight orange peel and tar. On the palate focused red fruit – delicate and airy – with a good midpalate lushness. It’s harmonious and quite lightfooted – but still with very good intensity, length and expression of terroir. A truly beautiful 02 – lovely juice.
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.
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.
The Morey-Saint-Denis 2010 Domaine Dujac is a quite beautiful village wine – really like the Dujac 2010s. In the bouquet dark red berries with notes of cherries, raspberies and cassis. On the palate lovely airy and cool fruit with a very fine transparancy and balance for this level. It’s typical for the terroir, and quite a lot darker than the Chambolle village – perhaps slightly monolitic compared to the Chambolle. A very good village … what a delightful wine!
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.
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.
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 2009 Domaine Dujac wines are starting to shape up – and the Morey-Saint-Denis village is showing beautifully. In the bouquet red berry fruit – much more focused than a year ago – with quite delicate notes of strawberries and raspberries. On the palate well balanced with lovely midpalate fruit – good focus and length. Still some slightly stewed notes … need time to integrate fully. A very good village wine in the making – charming!
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!
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.