91 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Black tea on the nose; a stony background on the palate; and palate inflections of ginger and rhubarb all offer counterpoint to an almost raspberry syrup-like sweetness of fruit as well as a vanillin overlay in the Dujac 2007 Clos St.-Denis. While this might sound like the recipe for yet another bifurcated wine of its vintage, somehow the whole Gestalt works. The combination of relative delicacy with intensity of flavor; tenderness of texture with a focused if elusive sense of minerality; and satisfying primary juiciness all suggest a wine as worth revisiting 4-5 years from now as it is a delight today. “It’s a quintessential Dujac wine,” says Seysses, more or less summarizing my impressions. It should be worth following for close to a decade.
92 Points Allen Meadows
An overtly floral and herbal nose is laced with earthy and solidly ripe red and spicy black pinot fruit that complements rich, full and moderately concentrated flavors that are delicious, intense, palate staining and dusty on the admirably long finish. A wine of finesse, understatement and class if not raw power and muscle. A lovely and very pure example of the vineyard that could be approached now with 30 to 60 minutes of air.