Saturday, December 27, 2014

Domaine DUJAC/DUJAC Fils & Père -- 2013s from Cask

Domaine DUJAC/DUJAC Fils & Père* (Morey-Saint-Denis)

2013s  from Cask

Jeremy Seysses said that harvesting took place between October 7 and 13. Overall, production is down at least 1/3 from normal and smaller than 2012 (but there was more variation from one vineyard in the next in 2012 (15 to 40 hl/ha) than in 2013 (20 to 30 hl/ha). Most wines are 70-75% whole cluster, and chaptalization was on the order of about 1º. Malolactic fermentations were very late here, as in so many other cellars.

2013 Gevrey-Chambertin*
This wine has red fruit aromas and flavors and a smooth texture. It should be very good for early drinking. (87-90)

2013 Morey-Saint-Denis*
This wine shows minerality in both the nose and mouth. The mouth also features red fruits, and is light and quite elegant. (88-91)

2013 Chambolle-Musigny*
Here, the nose is darker than for the two preceding wines, and the mouth follows with dark plum flavors and some minerality, making for a pretty and typical Chambolle village. (88-91)

2013 Chambolle-Musigny
The estate’s own Chambolle is smooth, light, pure, and airy, making for an outstanding village Chambolle. (89-92)

2013 Morey-Saint-Denis
The estate’s Morey is dark and slightly earthy in the nose. The mouth is dark, concentrated, and mineral – outstanding quality here, too. (90-93)

2013 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru
The premier cru from Morey is light and shows plenty of finesse along with some tannins that underlie the dark and red mineral fruit. (90-94)

2013 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru – Aux Combottes
The Combottes is round and dense with dark fruit and finesse. There is good power here and some tannins showing. (91-94)

2013 Charmes-Chambertin
Precise red fruits, especially strawberries, fill the nose of the Charmes-Chambertin. The mouth is light with strawberry fruit, good density, and medium length. (91-94)

2013 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru – Les Gruenchers
This wine is perfumed in the nose, followed by a dense, dark, pure mouth. 100% whole cluster here. (92-95)

2013 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru – Les Beaux Monts
This wine features some violets, which I find typical of Beaux Monts. The wine is racy and nervy with good length. (91-94)

2013 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru – Aux Malconsorts
The Malconsorts’s nose is dark, spicy, and animal – quite typical of Malconsorts. The mouth shows the finesse of the vintage and is smooth with good substance, depth, and dark fruits, plus some tannins underneath. (92-95)

2013 Echézeaux
The Echézeaux has floral aromas, followed by dark fruits in the mouth, a smooth texture, and some spicy overtones. It is quite forward. (92-95)

2013 Clos de la Roche
Dark berry fruit that is pure and juicy mark this wine, but I don’t find quite as much tension as usual. (92-95)

2013 Clos Saint-Denis
The Clos Saint-Denis shows typical spicy red fruits and it is dense and tannic. Surprisingly, the density here seems greater than for the Clos de la Roche. (92-96)

2013 Bonnes-Mares
The Bonnes-Mares displays the finesse of the vintage with red and dark fruits that have a citric quality. It is long with plenty of tannins and should age well. (92-96)

2013 Chambertin
The Chambertin has lovely smoothness and is light and airy with red fruit typical of Chambertin. (93-97)

2013 Romanée-Saint-Vivant
Last of the reds, the RSV is spicy dark, and dense with sensuality and power. It is the classic iron fist in a velvet glove. (94-98)

2013 Morey-Saint-Denis blanc
The nose here is fresh and mineral with lime fruit. The lime continues in the mouth with medium weight, good freshness, and good length. (89-92)

2013 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru – Les Monts Luisants blanc
This wine is richer than the village Morey, but I did not find it in a state that enabled me to judge it the day that I tasted it.