- Domaine Dujac
- Clos Saint-Denis
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2035
- Case size
Burghound, January 2013,
This was initially noticeably reduced but aggressive swirling coaxes out a nose that is even more floral still with a pungent violet and rose character to the very fresh spice and earth-inflected fresh berry fruit aromas. There is beautiful subtlety to the detailed, refined and admirably pure middle weight flavors that possess a velvety, even plush mouth feel, all wrapped in a perfectly balanced and harmonious finish where the supporting tannins are remarkably fine-grained. This is really lovely stuff, indeed it is textbook Clos St. Denis.Drink: 2025+
Jacques Seysses bought a small domaine in Morey-Saint-Denis in 1967 called Domaine Graillet and renamed it after himself, Domaine Dujac. Jacques spent several years learning winemaking from the late, great Gerard Potel at Domaine de la Pousse d’Or and he has been a great proponent of including the stems in fermentation. Over the years, Jacques and his wife Rosalind expanded the domaine and today the family has 15.5 hectares including seven grands crus. Today, two of their children, Jeremy and Alec, as well as Jeremy’s wife Diana, have joined the Jacques and Rosalind in the family business which continues to be one of Burgundy’s leading domaines.
Tucked between Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny, and sharing the same stratum of limestone, Morey-St-Denis is unfairly less celebrated than its better known neighbours. It boasts five Grand Crus, including Clos-St-Denis. Slightly lighter than Clos-de-la-Roche, Clos Saint-Denis' wines balance delicacy, finesse and wonderful Pinot fruit - the quintessential Grand Cru of Morey-St-Denis.