Domaine Dujac in Burgundy was acquired by Jacques Seysses in 1967. The domaine in Morey-St-Denis had 4 hectares of vineyards and he has subsequently built it up to 11.5 hectares. Domaine Dujac now includes holdings in Clos de la Roche, Clos St-Denis, Bonnes-Mares, Echézeaux and Charmes-Chambertin . "Use knowledge and technology to counter accidents - for example, bad weather - but, if all is going well, don't interfere," says Seysses and this principle guides much of what happens in the vineyards and the cellars. Dujac wines are neither filtered nor fined and all of his premiers and grands crus are aged in 100% new oak. These are wines of the very highest order.
The cool and restrained essence of red pinot fruit is cut with plenty of earth along with background notes of violet, lavender and tea. The palate impression of the big-bodied flavors is more powerful still if less refined and I very much like the focus on the impressively long but very firmly structured finish. The Bonnes Mares chez Dujac virtually always ages exceptionally well and the 2016 version should as well. Tasted: Jan 19; Drink: 2036+; Issue: 73; Rating: 94 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
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