Given land prices in Burgundy today, the creation of a fine domaine without benefit of inheritance seems almost impossible. Almost. Jacques Seysses managed, beginning in the mid 1960's, and today this Morey based domain has enviable 12ha, including parcels in 5 Grand Crus. Seysses doesn't use press-wines, keeps the fermentation and cuvasion relatively cool, and racks as often as necessary in order to get rid of savoury flavours - yet he does (like his friend Aubert de Villaine at DRC) use all the stems and he also uses new, lightly toasted wood. The result is often wine of relatively pale colour and soft texture, yet great depth, fruit and refinement.
Ripe purple fruit combines with notes of earth, violet and plenty of sauvage character. There is fine richness and very good mid-palate density to the dusty and serious but not really austere finale. This is sufficiently firm to reward at least a decade of cellaring and 15 is not out of the question. Date: Jan 2021; Drink: 2029+; Issue: 81; Rating 89-92 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
The 2019 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru is very promising indeed, mingling aromas of raspberries and plums with scents of rose petals, dark chocolate and baking spices. Medium to full-bodied, perfumed and tightly wound, with fine depth at the core, lively acids and a long, saline finish, I increasingly think that this cuvée is the most underrated wine in the Domaine Dujac portfolio. Date: Jan 2021; Drink: NA; Rating: 92-94+ Points; William Kelley; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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