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.
A strikingly floral-suffused nose offers up a mix of violet, lavender and rose petal that adds elegance to the blend of red cherry aromas that are trimmed in just enough wood to notice. There is fine intensity to the beautifully well-detailed medium-bodied and subtly mineral-driven flavors that possess a gorgeous mid-palate mouthfeel, indeed the mid-palate is almost lacy, that gives way to a somewhat raspy and dusty finale. Note that my rating assumes that the finish will eventually round out. Tasted: Jan 20; Drink: 2032+; Issue: 77; Rating 92 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
The 2017 Echezeaux Grand Cru is also showing very well, having gained in depth and precision in the year since I last tasted it. Opening in the glass with aromas of red berries, cherries, orange rind, sweet soil tones, spices and peonies, it's medium to full-bodied, with a broader, more textural attack than the Malconsorts, underpinned by similarly powdery tannins and lively acids. This looks to be a longer-haul proposition than I had imagined, and at least a modicum of patience will be in order. Tasted: Jan 20; Drink: 2025-2045; Rating: 94 Points; William Kelley; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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