2011 Domaine Dujac Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru

SKU #1144550 92 points John Gilman

 The Domaine Dujac premier cru bottling is comprised of parcels in Sorbés, Millandes, Charrières and Ruchots and is always a quintessential example of Morey premier cru. The 2011 was showing brilliantly at the time of my visit, offering up a deep and very classy nose of plums, black cherries, raw cocoa, a beautifully complex base of soil, woodsmoke, vanillin oak and violets. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and very sappy at the core, with superb transparency, suave, ripe tannins and excellent focus on the long and very well-balanced finish. This will be a really lovely wine seven or eight years down the road. (Drink between 2020-2045) 92+ points  (12/2012)

91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 (the blend is <70% Ruchots with the balance in Clos Sorbé and Charrières; there is no Millandes in the blend in 2011) A perfumed and attractively airy nose features notes of floral and spice on the various red berry fruit aromas. There is lovely purity and intensity to the medium-bodied flavors that possess an appealing mouth feel before terminating in a dry, clean and mildly austere finish that delivers superior depth and length. Drink: 2021+ *Outstanding*  (1/2014)

91 points Vinous

 Dujac's 2011 Morey St. Denis 1er Cru blossoms beautifully in the glass. Dark red cherry, plum, smoke and mint open up nicely in a supple, layered Burgundy with considerable near and medium-term appeal. This is a representative example of the vintage. (AG)  (3/2014)

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