Dark scarlet color, almost opaque. Powerful nose. Notes of black fruit, spice, dark soil, iron and some sois bois. Rich and deeply penetrating in the mouth. Mouth puckering finish. I have to say Wow, because this is my first sip of an 05 Dujac since tasting at the Domain years ago when we got to sample the 05 lineup. All I can say is if this is their Village bottling, the 1ers and GCs are going to be off the charts! Even this MSD is going to be a rock star with 5 more years on its side. — 2 days ago
Happy New Year Delectable!
It's a pinot noir new year (Clos De La Roche, Donum west slope pinot, Schramsberg blanc de noir) with an oven roasted chicken dinner!
Double decant and pour the Clos de la Roche. A formidable medium ruby red color. On the nose: spicy cherry, forest floor, slight menthol, raspberry, mushrooms. Taste: smooth, creamy, lush, structured wine with cherry, gamey, minerals, and a spiced strawberry medium plus dry still some tannins kicking finish. Nice start to the night. Cheers! — 23 days ago
Baking spice, sous bois and mineral tones wrap the red cherry and pomegranate fruit in the wines restrained but precise nose. Opens with subtle spice from stem inclusion with red and black cherry fruit. Tannins are subdued with more acidity than expected given the vintage. Elegant and persistent on the finish with nice earth tones and red fruit. Opens nicely with air. Drinking now and over the next 5 to 7 years — 19 days ago
Decanted for 5 hours. Tawny and a bit translucent in the glass. The nose is outstanding. Has “the funk”. While nice and palate coating in the mouth, I could sit and smell this all night. Nice to see a 96 have enough fruit to last long enough to see the acidity mellow so that the balance is even. I think these are ready to go, finally. — 18 days ago
Outstanding village. Predominantly black cherries with a great salty afterburn. Maybe too good for a simple lunch. — 9 days ago
The 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru is showing a little reduction on the nose; there’s some charry oak here, not quite as clean as its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, fine balance and finer tannins than Taupenot-Merme's La Riotte. This shows impressive delineation and elegance toward the finish, which is persistent and satisfying. An excellent Morey-Saint-Denis. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2017 tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, January 2022)
— 3 days ago
Balanced Morey style. Fruit is a mix of red and dark, there’s a salinity to the nose and a mineral backbone, new oak there but barely noticeable, works well with the florals. Nice tannins and persistence on the palate. — 2 days ago
Very ripe. Dark fruit veers towards cassis and black cherry, it’s refined but fruit and alcohol steal the show for now. — 2 days ago