Sunday, December 28, 2014

Domaine DUJAC/DUJAC Père & Fils -- 2012s from Bottle

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

2012s  from Bottle

On the whole, these wines are showing very true to the evaluations I published based on cask tastings from a year before. Interestingly, though, from cask, I thought that the Clos de la Roche was one of Dujac’s finer efforts from that vineyard and that the Clos Saint-Denis, while very good, was just a bit below other top vintages from that vineyard. But from bottle, those opinions have been reversed. It is interesting that from bottle, Jeremy Seysses chose to present the Clos de la Roche before the Clos Saint-Denis, while from cask, that order was reversed.

2012 Morey-Saint-Denis blanc
The nose is fresh and mineral. The mouth is light with minerality, smoothness, a hint of sucrosity (not bothersome), and good finesse. 91/A

2012 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru – Les Monts Luisants blanc
The Monts Luisants is richer than the village wine but similar in profile. It shows lemon fruit and a bit of fat. 91/A-

2012 Gevrey-Chambertin*
The negociant Gevrey is juicy with red and dark fruit, especially pomegranate; it is tender, not hard. 89/A-

2012 Morey-Saint-Denis
The estate Morey has dark fruit with good depth and density, and it is a fairly powerful wine. 92/A

2012 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru
This wine is dense with long dark fruits and more finesse than the village wine. 93/A

2012 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru – Aux Combottes
The Combottes as usual is of very high quality. It features pure red fruits, sensuality, length, and some richness. 93/A

2012 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru – Les Beaux Monts
The Beaux Monts is dense, rich, intense, deep, smooth, and powerful with dark fruits. Cellar this wine for fifteen years, and you should have an exceptional bottle. 94+/A

2012 Echézeaux
The Echézeaux shows oriental spices in the nose. The mouth has dark fruits with some gaminess. The wine is medium-weight, smooth, long, and airy – it is loaded with finesse. 94(+)/A

2012 Clos de la Roche
This wine is dense and deep with dark fruits and finesse for a Clos de la Roche. As with the 2013 version, I don’t find as much tension as usual. 94/A

2012 Clos Saint-Denis
The Clos Saint-Denis is light and pure with dark fruits. The wine is light on the tongue, providing a great texture. Those who cellar this wine for fifteen years or so will have a classic. 96/A