Domaine Dujac made a beautiful selection of wines in 2017. Their 2017 wines were bottled a week ago before this tasting. The reds are charming with good depth, they should be approachable in the mid-term and will age for decades like most of their other vintages.


Style Change in Chardonnay

Domaine Dujac are experimental with their winemaking especially for their Chardonnay in the last decade. I have noticed Domaine Dujac changed styles multiple times for their Chardonnay:

Mid-late 2000s: Wines are rich and leesy, overtly heavy

Early 2010s: Wines are intense with lots of buttery new oak spices (Personal favourite style)

2017: Some of the wines were aged in concrete eggs. Wines are much less oaky and less reductive. Focuses on purity and cleanliness


Tasting Notes

Dujac Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Folatieres 2017

The 2017 Dujac whites have changed style compared to previous vintages. The 2017 Dujac white are less oaky and more precise. Clean tree fruits, reserved lees and subtle spices. Focused acidity but missing some energy of 2017 whites. Personally I preferred the 2014 and 2015 buttery new oak style of Dujac Blanc. (88/100)

Dujac Morey St Denis 2017

A simple yet well-crafted Morey St Denis village showing lovely juicy red berries, mildly smoked herbs with fair bid of oak. The wood tannins are detectable on the palate. Much more approachable than 2016 Dujacs. (85/100)

Dujac Morey St Denis 1er Cru 2017

Good weight and fruit concentration. Mixed berries and dark cherry. Lovely mid-palate weight with spiced oak toast. Deeper touch of Morey fruits, a nice step up from Morey St Denis Village. (86/100)

Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes 2017

The Gevrey Chambertin Aux Combottes is a graceful wine with a dark and appealing nose of dark cherry, fragrant fruits and herbs. Juicy fruits with lovely whole cluster and crisp acidity backbone. Not a weighty wine but good completely. This should be approachable by 2022. (87-88/100)

Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts 2017

The Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts was the highlight of the 2017 Dujac tasting, this Premier Cru is seriously knocking on Grand Cru doors. Gorgeous bouquet of sweet dark fruits of dark berries, exotic spices and rose petals of Vosne Romanee. Grqand Cru weight with underlying sweet whole cluster scents. Wood spices integrated very well here. (90-92/100)

Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2017

The Charmes Chambertin offers an uplifting bouquet of red berries, spiced wood, smoked gravel and tingly acidity. The Charmes Chambertin is not as rich as the Malconsorts but should offer more drinkability in the near future. Drink from 2021. (I think many 2017 reds are going to be approachable soon). (89/100)

Clos Saint Denis Grand Cru 2017

The 2017 Clos Saint Denis is a big step up from the Charmes Chambertin, graceful and complicated with well-layered fruits. Sweet mixed fruits of crunchy berries, deep pitched berries and roasted herbs. Sleek minerals of Clos Saint Denis. Proper Grand Cru concentration and status. Lucky for those who manage to buy this. (92-93/100)

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