First day in rainy Burgundy – two visits – first Domaine Dujac with Alec Seysess, tasting the 2013s from cask – secondly (feels completely wrong to write secondly in connection with this estate) Domaine Leflaive – where I had the priviledge to taste the 2013s with winemaker Eric Remy.
Visit no 1: Domaine Dujac in Morey-Saint-Denis
Dujac has a special place in my own Burgundy history, as this was one of the first Domaines I visited in Burgundy … some 15 years back. I have always loved the Dujac wines for their delightful and effortless balance between greatness and pleasure.
The 2013s from Dujac are very energetic and terroir driven wines .. classic with a delightful vibrant acidity – quite intense wines but still very refined and filigree.
Visit no 2: Domaine Leflaive in Puligny-Montrachet
Second visit – Domaien Leflaive – my first visit at this legendary estate. I have followed the Leflaive wines since the 1990 vintage and they have remained one of my very favorites producers of white Burgundy – and have enhanced this position af the change of winemaker from the 2008 vintage. The recent vintages have been nothing short of stunningly good.
Eric Remy showed the whites from Bourgogne Blanc to Chevalier-Montrachet. The 2013s are on steel tanks, and were all showing fine fresh and vibrant acidity … lovely energy and intensity.
Love the energetic style of the vintage …a little like the 2008s but with more ripe fruit and weight. An impressive lineup with Les Pucelles shining bright and the grand crus powering through. The lesser wines also showed very well .. with a lovely transparent display of terroir … so hard to pick a favorite.
Notes will follow.