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2017 Dujac Fils et Pere Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru "Aux Cras"

SKU #1424460 94 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Fans of the aromas and flavours that come with well-handled whole-bunch fermentation will love this wine from the Seysses family. Tobacco, clove and pepper spice aromas lead you into a wine that's bright, tangy, flavoursome and profound, with a precise core of tannin and acidity. Drinking Window 2023 - 2030. (TA) Inner quote mark (11/2018)

92 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The inaugural release of Nuits St. Georges “aux Cras” from Dujac Fils et Père is very good indeed. Jeremy Seysses is not certain of the exact age of the vines here, but notes “that they are certainly older than fifty years of age.” There are seven piéces of Cras in the cellars this year, so this wine will have some availability and will certainly be quite rewarding for those intrepid enough to search out a Dujac Nuits St. Georges premier cru. The bouquet is lovely, wafting from the glass in a fine blend of red and black cherries, nutskin, gamebird, coffee, woodsmoke, a fine base of chalky soil tones and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and quite refined structurally (particularly for young Nuits), with a fine core of fruit, lovely transparency, fine-grained tannins and good bounce and grip on the long and vibrant finish. Fine juice. 2025- 2065. Inner quote mark (12/2018)

89-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark Here the expressive, high-toned and airy nose reflects notes of essence of red cherry, raspberry and lavender. There is terrific punch and delineation to the lighter weight flavors that brim with minerality before concluding in a youthfully austere, refreshing and focused finale. While there is more here, this too is a bit on the light side though to be clear, it's by no means dilute or lacking in flavor authority. Inner quote mark (1/2019)

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