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 high-toned and very spicy nose blends notes of violet, sandalwood, Asian-style tea and red and dark currant scents, all of which are trimmed in noticeable oak influence. There is good density to the ultra-sleek and sophisticated middle weight flavors that contrast somewhat with the mildly drying and lean finish. This may well flesh out with a few years of bottle age but that is not a certainty. In sum, this is certainly very pretty but the balance, at least at present, isn't perfect. Tasted: Jan 20; Drink: 2029+; Issue: 77; Rating 90 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
Aromas of sweet red berries, plums and cherries mingle with notions of smoked duck, orange rind and rich soil tones in an incipiently complex bouquet, introducing Dujac's 2017 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts, a medium to full-bodied, supple and succulent wine that's a touch more overtly structured than the melting Gevrey Combottes, framed by chalky tannins and lively acids. As I predicted from barrel, there's some upside here. Tasted: Jan 20; Drink: 2025-2045; Rating: 92+ Points; William Kelley; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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