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2011 Dujac - Clos de la Roche

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / MOREY-SAINT-DENIS
  • 91 WA
  • 94 IWC
  • 18 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 47789-2011-750-2B
  • Burghound | Rating: 95

    A deft touch of wood frames an intensely earthy, complex and notably ripe nose that features notes of spice, plum and black currant. There is excellent richness, size, weight and muscle to the vibrant middle weight plus flavors that exude a fine extract on the mineral-driven finish that offers extraordinarily good length. This is primary to the point of being quite backward yet it is not hard or aggressive as the balance of structural elements is impeccable.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Meaty and relatively tough. But good! Lots of spicy fruit and more of a framework than Clos St-Denis.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. There are discernable, quite potent stem-like scents on the nose of Dujac's Clos de la Roche: clearly some whole bunch here but it is not fully integrated at present. Still, there is admirable intensity and it remains fresh and interesting. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly coarse tannins on the entry. The acidity is well judged, although the saline finish feels a little astringent and green at the moment. This probably needs more time to harmonize and coalesce.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Rating: 94

    The 2011 Clos de La Roche is one of the more intensely mineral of the Dujac Grand Crus. Tobacco, herbs, fried flowers, rosewater, blood orange and crushed rocks are some of the many aromas and flavors that are alive in the glass. Intense, chalky tannins round out the expressive, perfumed finish. There is a lot to look forward to here. The Clos de La Roche has really come together over the last year. It was a much rawer wine from barrel. - Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 89

    LITE TO MEDIUM BODY, GOOD STRUCTURE AND BALANCE, DID HAVE STEM TONES, GRAPE AROMAS WERE THERE BUT MUTED, SUSTAINED FINISH, MODERATE COMPLEXITY
    Author: Budzo
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

  • 199 bottles owned
  • 43 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 43 collectors)