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2006 Domaine Dujac Clos St-Denis Grand Cru

  • Producer
    Domaine Dujac
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Pinot Noir
  • Region
  • Sub Region
    Morey St Denis
  • Size

Jasper Morris MW quotes “Dujac wines are not necessarily the deepest in colour but are noted for their exceptional fragrance, structure and longevity. With seven grands crus in the stable, Dujac is today one of Burgundy’s leading domaines”.

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.

Tasting Notes

95 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2006 Clos St Denis from Domaine Dujac, tasted blind, is developing into one of the best wines in the Côte de Nuits apropos this inconsistent vintage. It comes at you with its vibrant raspberry fruit – no holding back here. There is a touch of glossiness at first and then this makes way for subtle game and leather scents (in fact, one fellow taster commented that it was just a little sweaty, but in a good way). The palate is underpinned by plenty of sweet red berry fruit, that gaminess continuing from the aromatics, erring just slightly towards a Côte-Rôtie-like finish. There is an opulence here, but it is not garish or vulgar. It’s just a Clos Saint Denis self-aware of its quality and has nurtured a bit of…cockiness. This is well worth hunting down.

93-95 Points Allen Meadows
The superlatives don’t stop with the Clos St.Denis as the nose here is quite simply spectacular with an incredibly complex and kaleidoscopic array of mostly black fruit and floral aromas, particularly violet and rose petal nuanced with anise that slides gracefully into the full, sweet and equally mouth coating flavors that drench the palate in sève on the less powerful but notably finer finish that seems to go on and on without end. The Clos de la Roche and Clos St. Denis are qualitative twins and it’s a tough choice between the power and weight of the former versus the purity, refinement and depth of the latter.

2006 Domaine Dujac Clos St-Denis Grand Cru