I cannot pretend to be terribly objective about Domaine Dujac wines, not only are they my favourite producer in Morey but they are also made by a friend from university. Moreover, I was staying there for most of the time I was in Burgundy. Lovely people, lovely wines.
Morey St. Denis 2005
In the full flow of malolactic fermentation, it smells a bit bacterial. Underneath that there is excellent fruit and a dense tannic structure. There is plenty of fruit. Top Morey villages.
Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru aux Combottes 2005
A bit reduced on the nose. Nice Gevrey fruit, though. Really quite complex. Again it has quite a dense tannic structure. It seems very complex and charming. I am a fan.
Nuits St. Georges Premier Cru aux Thorey 2005
This is the only vintage this wine will be made at Dujac. A dark fruit nose that is really Nuits, but it shows refinement. A good, elegant palate with nice, ripe tannins and very good fruit. This is a charming Nuits. I want some.
Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru les Gruenchers 2005
Very fragrant nose that is deep and rich. Very concentrated palate with refined tannins and nice length. Quite lovely.
Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru les Beaux-Monts 2005
A bit malo-y but lovely exotic fruit here. Good fruit on the palate, too, with a real depth of flavour and good length. Serious Vosne.
Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2005
Rich nose of quite lovely fruit. Very complex. Lovely rich palate of fruit and earth. This is terribly charming. I love it.
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2005
This is really ripe, almost chocolaty. Nice fruit complexity. The palate has good concentration and nice balance. This is very good indeed. Sloo!
Clos St. Denis Grand Cru 2005
Still a bit gassy, but this has a really pretty, charming fruit character. Good concentration, too. This is a really grown-up wine. Lovely fruit on the palate with great complexity. Yeah baby!
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2005
Dense, concentrated nose of dark, ripe fruit. Real style and complexity here. The palate has great fruit and complexity. This is ace – and I don’t mean ace-hole.
Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2005
From the newly acquired vines: The fruit on this is really good, complex and stylish. It has a degree of masculinity. Seems up to standard.
From the Domaine vines: This smells richer and more powerful. Has great complexity. Super sloo!
Chambertin Grand Cru 2005
Profound nose of dark fruit. Very complex. The palate has some good fruit, very good length and great complexity. Wow, top effort for a first vintage. There are only five barrels on this made, I wonder how much I can score for my cellar.
Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru 2005
Wow, really exotic fruit on the nose. Very complex. This is really long. Another top effort for a first vintage of this wine.
Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru Malconsorts 2005
Good Vosne fruit character. Muy complexity! This has a lot of concentration and very good length. The fruit is just lovely. Dujac hits the spot again.
Morey St. Denis 2004
Nice ripe fruit. Palate shows a hint of greenness and the acid is a bit higher than the ’05. It is a nice drink, though.
Morey St. Denis Premier Cru 2004
Ripe nose with good minerality. Quite good concentration with juicy fruit and chewy tannins. Very Morey. Good balancing acid and nice length. A goodie.
Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru aux Combottes 2004
A pure expression of fruit and minerality on the nose. Silky tannins on the palate along with very pleasing fruit. Good balancing acidity. Yum.
Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru les Gruenchers 2004
Refined and elegant fruit that shows old vine concentration. Really pretty palate with lovely fruit. Most delicious.
Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2004
Really lovely fruit on the nose, charming and complex. The palate has good complexity too. It’ll age really well. A goodie.
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2004
Ripe, dense nose of complex fruit and earth. Profound. Nice complexity on the palate with lovely cherry fruit and good, ripe tannins. This is fine wine already!
Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2004
Wow, powerful, masculine nose. Dark, brooding fruit. Palate is very complex with a lovely mineral character. This is seriously grown up wine.
Morey St. Denis Blanc Premier Cru Mont-Luissants 2004
Fresh, lemon fruit on the nose. It is also quite nutty and shows some good minerality for such young vines. Good acid. A nice, refreshing drink.
Clos St. Denis Grand Cru 1997
Very perfumed with sweet, ripe fruit. Really earthy and mineral. The fruit is quite lovely. Delicious.
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 1988
Sweet, mature fruit. Nice and earthy. Really complex on the nose. That palate has slightly high acid on the finish, but for an ’88 this is soft and charming. Lovely.