Dujac have a special place in my Burgundy heart …. as it was one of the first estates I ever visited in Burgundy.
I have followed Dujac in many years and while the quality always has been very high – I think the recent vintages are even a notch better.
I was therefore thrilled when I got the opportunity to visit Domaine Dujac to taste the 2013s from cask.
I was received by Alec Seysses on a gray November day … and while the weather was slightly depressing – the Dujac 2013s quickly encouraged a smile on my face.
Tasting Notes – Domaine Dujac 2013s
The 2013s from Dujac are all showing beautifully, and it seems that the ripe tannins of the vintage goes well with the high proportion of whole cluster used at Domaine Dujac. The share of new oak has been slightly reduced over the recent vintages – going from 50% to 40% on the village wines, and from 100% to 90% on the Grand Crus … as the general average rule!
A final comment .. on the negociant side “Dujac Fils et Pere” have reduced the number of wines due to higher prices on the grape supplier side. A sad thing really – although the Domaine Dujac wines are better – I really like the forward drinkability of the negociant wines from this estate … they are in my view perfect for restaurants, as the show better early on.
To … the tasting notes!
Dujac Fils et Pere, Morey-Saint-Denis 2013
The Morey village from Dujac Fils et Pere is showing all the qualities I like in this line-up of wine. In the bouquet rather expressive openly knit fruit – notes of red and dark fruits – spiced with a discrete earthy expression of the terroir. On the palate quite weighty fruit for this level – nice energy from the 2013 acidity. A lovely glass of Morey … will provide delightful drinking even in the early years.
Domaine Dujac, Morey-Saint-Denis 2013
Moving to the Domaine Morey village we see a step up in concentration and focus. On the palate darker and deeper fruit – with a more distinct expression of terroir. On the palate a bit more weight in the fruit – more tightly knit – with a lovely focus and length for this level. Will require some time to unfold … textbook Morey.
Domaine Dujac, Morey-Saint-Denis 1er cru 2013
The Morey 1er cru is a slightly overlooked wine in my view … a shame as its provide excellent drinking when it matures … still recall the fabulous 1983 tasted some years back. The 2013 is no slouch either offering a lovely layered fruit on the nose – brought forward by a lovely defined expression of Morey terroir. On the palate layers of juicy red and dark fruit – pure and vibrant. Love the nerve and balance of this wine … this is good stuff.
Domaine Dujac, Vosne-Romanee Les Beaux Monts 2013
The Vosne Beaux-Monts 2013 is a delightful effort – with its seemingly effortless expression of Vosne spicyness. In the bouquet quite airy red and darkberry fruit beautifully spiced with violets and hints of allspice. On the palate medium weight with a lovely silky fruit invigorated by the filigree minerality and the fresh acidity. Not a big and dense Vosne 1er … but my goodness its delightful drinking.
Domaine Dujac, Vosne Aux Malconsorts 2013
The Malconsort is a big step up from the Beaux Monts … with its combination of power and refinement. The bouquet is slightly restrained – as most Malconsorts tend to be at this stage – but one sence the additional weight and depth in the layered fruit. On the palate intense and weighty fruit – brought forward by a powerful deep minerality. This is a powerhouse of a Malconsort … love the combination of the more earthy minerality of the lower parts of the vineyard and the more stony/floral expression of the top parts – including the small plot of Gaudichots. The 2013 acidity then takes the whole thing to another level adding a vibrant energy and underlying focus. A very fine Malconsorts in the making.
Domaine Dujac, Echezeaux 2013
Its hard to be the Echezeaux coming directly after the mighty Malconsort. The Echezeaux is made from plots located in the climate Les Champs Traversin – a climate in the top part of Echezeaux – thus a lighter more floral wine than the Malconsort. The nose is offering pure and ripe red and dark fruit – a filigree minerality spiced with hints of violets. On the palate quite tightly knit and focused … offering a lovely mineralic drive … but not the sher weight of the Malconsorts. A lovely Echezeaux in the making.
Domaine Dujac, Clos Saint Denis 2013
The Clos Saint Denis 2013 is also on the filigree side … although slightly reduced currently. The nose offer layers of tightly wound pinot fruit – supported by a lovely filigree and refined minerality. On the palate quite powerful yet refined with a quite intense focusing minerality. Love the balance and the playful minerality – a classic CSD.
Domaine Dujac, Clos de la Roche 2013
The Clos de la Roche 2013 is a more weighty and powerful effort than the Clos Saint Denis. In the bouquet layers of pure dark fruit spiced with a deep earthy minerality. On the palate layers of rich and quite openly knit fruit – lovely midpalate play between the dark fruit and some sweeter red pomegranate notes. A big wine – but nevertheless both refined and effortless in its expression of terroir. A gorgeous Clos de la Roche – will require quite some cellaring before it unfolds completely.
Domaine Dujac, Bonnes Mares 2013
The Bonnes Mares is a step up from the Clos de la Roche – offering additional depth and focus – seems to be a fine vintage for Bonnes Mares. The nose is offering layers of red and dark fruit – refined and well defined with lovely depth. On the palate weighty fruit and more firmly structured than the Clos de la Roche – a big wine but nevertheless quite lightfooted for its sher size. Love the balance and focus .. outstanding.
Lastest Tasting Notes for this producer
- Domaine Dujac, Clos Saint-Denis 1976 July 20, 2016
- Domaine Dujac, Chambolle Musigny 2013 July 9, 2016
- Domaine Dujac, Clos de la Roche 1999 April 28, 2016
- Domaine Dujac, Chambolle Musigny 2006 February 8, 2016
- Domaine Dujac, Bonnes Mares 1989 October 7, 2015
- Domaine Dujac, Vosne-Romanee Les Beaux Monts 2012 September 19, 2015
- Domaine Dujac, Gevrey-Chambertin Aux Combottes 2012 April 26, 2015
- Domaine Dujac, Bonnes Mares 2013 April 4, 2015
- Domaine Dujac, Clos de la Roche 2013 April 4, 2015
- Domaine Dujac, Clos Saint Denis 2013 April 4, 2015
- Domaine Dujac, Echezeaux 2013 April 4, 2015
- Domaine Dujac, Vosne Aux Malconsorts 2013 April 4, 2015
- Domaine Dujac, Vosne-Romanee Les Beaux Monts 2013 April 4, 2015
- Domaine Dujac, Morey-Saint-Denis 1er cru 2013 April 4, 2015
- Domaine Dujac, Morey-Saint-Denis 2013 April 4, 2015
- Dujac Fils et Pere, Morey-Saint-Denis 2013 April 4, 2015
- Domaine Dujac, Clos Saint-Denis 1999 January 6, 2015
- Domaine Dujac, Chambolle-Musigny 2012 November 18, 2014
- Domaine Dujac, Vosne-Romanee Les Beaux Monts 2009 September 20, 2014
- Domaine Dujac, Chambolle-Musigny 2010 August 6, 2014
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