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2008 Domaine Dujac Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / MOREY-SAINT-DENIS
  • 96 WA
  • 93 IWC
  • 93 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 48087-2008

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  • Burghound | Rating: 94

    A cool and elegant nose is quite pure with notes of warm earth, red currant and blue pinot fruit that merge seamlessly into sappy, naturally sweet and concentrated medium-bodied flavors that possess outstanding length and the exact creates a velvety mouth feel. This is a very distinguished '08 as it has both style and class. In a word, terrific.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Another dark wine. Very perfumed, juicy and pretty meaty with some meat extract in evidence. Lovely lift on the finish. Racy and great balance and refinement.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Medium red. Very pure, complex nose melds musky strawberry, cinnamon and a touch of oak. Taut and tightly wound, with brisk acidity contributing to the purity and high pitch of the red cherry, raspberry, floral and orange zest flavors. Shows a bit of a hard edge today, perhaps from the whole-cluster component, and will need time to harmonize its acids and its slightly drying tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2011
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 2008 Clos St. Denis emerges from the glass with layers of fruit. This is an especially round, generous wine for the vintage. The Clos St. Denis has plenty of underlying structure to support the fruit and also allow for significant aging. The finish lingers on the palate for what seems like an eternity. The qualities of the vineyard as seen through the lens of the year come through loud and clear in this profound Burgundy.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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  • Jacques Seysses began his career as a winemaker in 1965 as an intern of Gerard Potel at Pousse d'Or. The experience paid off as he gleaned valuable information from the great Burgundian winemakers of the time. In 1967, he struck out on his own with the purchase of Domaine Graillet in Morey St Denis, which he renamed Domaine Dujac. The first vintage, in 1968, proved a complete disaster, but Jacques rebounded quickly, producing one of Burgundy's best wines in 1969. As the domaine gained recognition, the estate and its production grew. Today Dujac stretches over 12 hectares of prime Burgundy real estate in eleven appellations, including eight Grand Cru holdings, and turns out just under 5,000 cases a year.

    The winemaking philosophy at Dujac is open-minded, experimental, and successful. A true family affair, winemaking is directed by Jacques and son Jeremy, and Jeremy's wife Diana, an oenologist trained at UC Davis, manages the cellar and laboratory. Since 1986, the domaine has been in "lutte intege," a regime combining organic, biodynamic, and integrated pest management strategies to produce the highest quality fruit. Pinots and Chardonnays from Dujac reflect this approach, garnering high scores and praise from critics year in and year out.

    In 2004, the Seysses family began acting as negociants, partnering with local winegrowers in the Cote d'Or to produce wines bearing the Dujac Fils & Pere designation.

    See other similar producers:Domaine des Lambrays,Domaine Michel Magnien,Domaine Denis Mortet

    Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 150 bottles owned
    • 32 collectors