Domaine Dujac’s story began in late-1967 when Jacques Seysses decided to start a Domaine in Burgundy, the name “Dujac” is short for Domaine Jacques. It was not the best start for the Domaine as 1968 was a terrible vintage, they had to sell all their wines in bulk. Subsequently, they bottled their first vintage in 1969, a stunning vintage I have heard… Land in Burgundy was relatively inexpensive back in those days, and with his father’s financial support, he acquired many Grand Cru vineyards in Burgundy and sold his wines to some of the finest restaurants in France with his father’s relationship. Though the wines were so delicious I am sure it would have sold quickly without any assistance!

The rather unique winemaking style of Dujac is what differentiates them from most producers in Burgundy, resulting in fragrant, elegant and complex wines.

  • Inclusion of ripe stems in fermentation process
  • Whole Cluster
  • 100% new oak in Premier Cru and Grand Cru wines
  • No herbicides

Moving ahead to today, the Domaine grew from 4.5 hectares to 11.5 hectares (not including their negociant arm), and is now managed by Jacques’ two sons, Jeremy and Alec, as well as Jeremy’s wife, Diana. The winemaking style remains unchanged. The estate was 100% organic in 2001.

Tasting Note


Morey Saint Denis Blanc

Dujac Morey Saint Denis Blanc 2008

This Dujac Morey St Denis Blanc is fat and that heavy new oak style seems to be resistant to abrasion after 9 years of ageing. 2008 Morey St Denis Blanc is rich and flabby, showing good ripeness and butter. It has more lees flavours than 2014, almost a touch savoury funky cheese note, a bit too dull. Ripe melon and broad texture, lovely village wine with flinty touch. Great concentration and good drive. Drinking very well now, but I prefer the purer and tension driven 2014 Morey St Denis Blanc. Tasted 20 Jun 2017 (84/100)

Dujac Morey Saint Denis Blanc 2014

Domaine Dujac is a well-established producer in Burgundy, famous for their stemy, smartly oaked Pinot Noirs. Dujac also makes a small amount of white wines from an unusual Chardonnay plot in Morey St Denis as well as two Premier Cru Puligny Montrachet. Great freshness, sleek and more lightfoot in recent vintages which I quite enjoy. Lovely mineral, delicate and supple. Not as in depth as their Puligny Montrachets but good texture and very kind on the palate. This is drinking well now already.Tasted 20 Jun 2017 (88/100)


Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres and Les Combettes

Les Folatieres and Les Combettes are new entrants in Dujac’s collection. I believe it’s a long-term lease between Dujac and Hermitage, a company (landlord) that leases their Burgundy vineyards to good producers, in return they get great allocations and rent.

Dujac Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres 2014

Dujac Les Folatieres 2014 is a bit leaner than Combettes, showing some beautiful minerals and fine fruits. Ripe, rounded and penetrating smoke. Superb acidity backbone that nibbles. Lovely salinity. Wouldn’t mind drinking this but seems pricey. Tasted 15 Feb 2017 (90/100)

I was very happy to try this 2014 Dujac Puligny Les Folatieres again after tasting this 18 months ago. It was impressive back a year ago and now even more brilliant after settling down in the bottle. Buttery popcorn, racy & ripe citrus fruits and nervy power. Great concentration and hints of reduction, reminds me of d’Auvenay. This is approachable now and will continue to age for at least a decade. Wonderful winemaking. 25% new oak from Damy, a great cooper in Meursault.Tasted 30 May 2018 (92/100)

Dujac Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres 2016 (Barrel Sample)

Domaine Dujac started producing Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres as well as Les Combettes since 2014 when Hermitage leased the two highly sought after vineyard to them in agreement that around half the production goes to them. The 2016 Dujac Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres 2016 is smartly oaked and spiced, fashionable in style. Beautiful orchard fruits, honied nectarine, spices and expansive minerals of Les Folatieres. This is up my street. This should be approachable in the coming 5 years. Tasted 30 May 2018 (90/100)

Dujac Puligny Montrachet Les Combettes 2014

Domaine Dujac is one of the most well-known domaines in the world, his red wines need no introduction and are loved by many Burgundy fans. Their whites however are rare and mysterious in Europe, a lot of the allocation seems to have gone to the US. 2014 Dujac Les Combettes is showing a bit more richness/depth than les Folatieres. Both are quite high toned, expect no less oak from this Domaine. Some serious acidity and intensity, sexy minerals finish. It shows his whites are equally worthwhile. Tasted 15 Feb 2017 (90-91/100)


Chambolle Musigny

Dujac Chambolle Musigny 2009

Dujac is one of my favourite producers in Burgundy, the Dujac stemmy flavours and classy balance are admirable qualities. This 2009 village level Chambolle Musigny is good for a village wine, soft ripe and elegant. Unfortunately I found this wine still at a closed phase and leaning towards lightweight. Sweet cherries, ripe fine tannins, balanced acidity integrated nicely, the body is leaning towards medium minor, balanced finish. This is not a blockbuster but just about ready to drink. Tasted 14 Jan 2016 (86/100)

Dujac Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Gruenchers 2006

High toned red berries and beautiful Dujac purity and stylish oak scents. A smudge of Chambolle sweet and supple perfumes, there is a fine intensity without the weight. Lovely ‘minerals’ and persistency. Not quite as fruity as 2007, but more character on the palate with some sharp acidity. Underbrush and musky aromas reflecting the vintage. A wine of poise. Won’t age 2006 Chambolle Musigny much longer, 06 Gevrey Chambertin can be kept for longer as they offered more ripeness.Tasted 23 Jan 2017 (90/100)


Morey St Denis

Dujac Morey Saint Denis 1976

Tasted blind from a label-less magnum in a Dujac dinner – Fairly opaque with a pale garnet rim. Good richness of autumn forest floor, earthy strawberry, maturing cherry, black tea, spiced-gamey fragrant and savoury herbs on the palate. There is still considerable amount of tannins in the backbone, a sturdy wine that is holding together very well. Dujac Clos St Denis 1976?Surprisingly good for its village status! Note: The 1976 tannins don’t seem to be fading away. Tasted 30 May 2018 (92/100)

Duajc Morey Saint Denis 2012

This Morey St Denis has the delightful Dujac spicy fruits and whole cluster style, the tannins are firm. Need more time. Tasted 19 Jun 2018 (84/100)


Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes

Dujac Gevrey Chambertin Aux Combottes 1996

Beautiful cloudy ruby colour with garnet rim. Mellow and funky nose of spices and dazzling herbs aroma, cherries, strawberry jam, and mushroom truffle paste. Masculine and expressive with concentrated flavours. Silky smooth ripe tannins, excellent balance of oak spices and fruits, structured palate with gentle raspberries and bright acidity. Long slight savoury, complex finish. This is certainly a beautifully crafted wine. Tasted 23 Dec 2015 (92/100)

Dujac Gevrey Chambertin Aux Combottes 2009

Tasted blind in Gevrey Chambertin themed dinner – Dark and intense fragrant. Burgundy that seems to show Bordeaux-esque quality, concentration and structure. Powerful nose of ultra-ripe black raspberry, sexy blackberry and black cherry. Lots of new oak spices and whole cluster lift. Still very young/ too young to drink. Spicy oak on the finish. Gevrey Chambertin Grand Cru 2009? The recent vintages of Dujac seems to be more muscular than in the 90s. This will improve in the next decade or more. Tasted 08 Jun 2017 (92/100)

Dujac Gevrey Chambertin Aux Combottes 2016 (Barrel Sample)

Perhaps it makes more sense to know that the Gevrey Chambertin Aux Combottes is located right next to Clos de la Roche, Dujac’s stronghold. Other than Aux Combottes, they also own parcels in Charmes Chambertin and Chambertin. Brilliant concentration and vibrant dark fruits, much tighter than the 2015 which was juicy and energetic. This 2016 has a solid core, black olives, spiced flowers and dark berries. Terrific weight for a Premier Cru. Drink from 2028 onwards. Tasted 30 May 2018 (92/100)


Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts

Les Beaux Monts is a high altitude vineyard in Vosne Romanee, it is the biggest premier cru vineyard in Vosne Romanee at 11 ha. It yields rich yet elegant wines. Les Beaux Monts is sandwiched between Aux Brûlées and Echezeaux. Domaine Dujac owned a tiny plot of Les Beaux Monts but acquired another plot of Les Beaux Monts in 2005 from Moillard.

Dujac Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts 2006

This 2006 Les Beaux Monts is less mature than the aromatic 2007 but it is transparent and very charming already. 100% whole cluster and inclusion of stem, fragrant and super sexy on the nose. Bubbly red fruits, deep rose petals, browned meat and high toned spices. Often top Dujac wines resembles Domaine Leroy wines. Tasted 02 Jan 2018 (90/100)

Dujac Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts 2007

Tasted blind again, and no one thought this could be a 2007 as the wine showed no green stems or unripeness. Sweet stems and sexy spices, the good ripeness and slight development made me guess 2008. Stemmy but ripe and floral. Light weight but with admirable complexity. There is no denying that Dujac is one of the best producers! Tasted 01 Apr 2018 (91-92/100)

Dujac Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts 2011

Tight upon opening, the floral stems showed very nicely after decanting for an hour. Cool climate red cherry and mixed currant fruits (like many 2011 red Burgundies) with supple floral spices and perfumed ripe stems. Gorgeous nose and fine medium bodied, decent depth for Les Beaux Monts yet tannins are grippy and needs cellaring. Approachable. Tasted 14 Dec 2018 (92/100)

Dujac Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts 2016

The 2016 Les Beaumonts is very gentle and elegant compared to the Clos de la Roche. Gorgeous array of dark cherry fruits, charming spices and sleek minerals of Vosne Romanee. Stunning perfumes and texture. Dujac owns 0.72 ha of Les Beaux Monts, which most of it was acquired in 2005/2006, 30-70 year old vines. A very good spot for Domaine Dujac. Tasted 30 May 2018 (93-94/100)


Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts

Dujac Vosne Romanee Malconsorts 2006

The 2006 Dujac Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Malconsorts offers an incredibly in depth and floral nose, gorgeous Vosne spices and tension. Dujac owns two plots within Malconsorts, Aux Malconsorts and Les Gaudichots (next to La Tache). Nicely laced sweet mulberry, cherry, exotic dark spices and textured meat (some bacon fat?). This is certainly a Grand Cru wine in terms of complexity and power. Pretty floral nose with energetic flavours. Tasted 30 May 2018 (93/100)

Dujac Vosne Romanee Malconsorts 2011

Serious stuff! Proper Grand Cru level Malconsorts combined with Dujac skills. Concentrated and intense deep floral tones, very tightly knit and powerful at an infant stage. Fragrant red and dark cherry bomb, sweet plums, deluxe spices and toast. The complexity increases with each swirl. Weighty with lavender, long intense finish. Such a concentrated and in depth wine it would be amazing 10- 15 years time. Don’t open anytime soon as it’s brutal. Tasted 27 Jul 2016 (94/100)

Dujac Vosne Romanee Malconsorts 2016 (Barrel Sample)

The 2016 Dujac Vosne Romanee Malconsorts is intensely dark and in-depth. 2016 reminds me of 2010, but possibly a bit more concentrated. Dark scented berries, sweet spices, Vosne earth and rose petals. Still reserved. This Malconsorts will need two decades of ageing to soften up its masculine structure. Tasted 30 May 2018 (94+/100)


Charmes Chambertin

Dujac Charmes Chambertin 1987

1987 Burgundy was a small crop vintage, the reds are lighter and stemy. The quality of red Burgundies in this vintage varies significantly depending on area and harvest. Charmes Chambertin is a warmer vineyard, and grapes were just ripe enough in this vintage. Mature grilled game with red wine sauce. Charmes Chambertin character, spicy fragrant, earthy leathery tone with a splash of Dujac new oak. Medium lighter body for Charmes, fairly soft core and mature. Stemy, drinking perfectly now, charming. Tasted 14 Jul 2017 (92/100)


Echezeaux

Dujac Echezeaux comes from ‘Les Champs-Traversins’, a climat at the upper slope of Echezeaux. It is not regarded as the finest climat in Echezeaux but the beautiful winemaking style of Dujac makes a fine effort.

Dujac Echezeaux 1997

The 1997 Dujac Echezeaux is fully mature and is ready to be drunk. Refined nose of autumn forest floor, sweet red cherry (what I like about 1997 red Burgundies), gamey sandalwood and mushrooms. Light bodied but aromatic and approachable. The tannins are ripe and the acidity gives this wine a good backbone. Dried violet and sumptuous spices, a signature of Domaine Dujac wines. Weak vintages of Dujac generally show very well (at least the nose!) in blind flights and often outperform. Drink over the next decade. Tasted 30 May 2018 (93/100)

Dujac Echezeaux 1999

Dujac’s Echezeaux is one of their lightest weight Grand Crus along with their Charmes Chambertin. It is still debatable whether the two Grand Crus mentioned are really worthy of the Grand Cru title. In the case of Dujac, the Echezeaux is direct and forward despite the austereness of 1999 vintage. Sweet red berries, smoked sandalwood, maturing fruits with underlying floral elements. Great length and airy fruits on the palate shaped by the fine-grained tannins. Tasted 30 May 2018 (95/100)

Dujac Echezeaux 2002

No tasting note as this bottle is slightly faulty.. Even though this bottle is faulty, the underlying quality and Dujac is apparent.

Dujac Echezeaux 2007

This 2007 Dujac Echezeaux is still wonderfully young and fresh with beautiful fragrant of rose petal, ripe strawberry and cherry. 2007 Dujac wines are not overtly concentrated nor extracted, but gentle and silky, reminds me of a few producers from the 80s era. Great ripeness of stems, a slight notch up from their 07 Les Beaux Monts. Sweet stems, good grip with refreshing acidity. Drinking well now and will continue to mature for another decade at least. Tasted 30 Jun 2018 (92-93/100)


Bonnes Mares

Dujac Bonnes Mares 1999

The 1999 Dujac Bonnes Mares is incredibly sumptuous and intense. This resembles a proper 2005 Grand Cru with its dark and brooding characteristics and density of fruits. Tightly packed black fruits, crème de cassis, exotic spices and supple forest floor. I think Bonnes Mares requires the most cellaring of all the wines from Dujac. Its mouth coating texture and kirsch gives the wine another layer of dimension and energy. Wait another 10 years? Tasted 30 May 2018 (95/100)

Dujac Bonnes Mares 2011

Domaine Dujac chaptalized their wines slightly in 2011 despite the high level of phenolic maturity. The 2011 Bonnes Mares offers a refined array of aromas, mixed fruits, earthy red current, airy minerals and high toast oak spices. There are plenty of tannins here and will require patience before this is approachable. Terrific concentration and power of Bonnes Mares. Drink from 2025-2055. Tasted 30 May 2018 (93/100)


Clos St Denis

Dujac Clos St Denis 1996

Clos St Denis is the younger sibling of Clos de la Roche, CSD is more delicate and aromatic than CdlR, however it isn’t as powerful or as structured as CdlR. Morey St Denis is often overlooked as Gevrey Chambertin and Vosne Romanee gets the spotlight, ‘undervalued’ as a result.. This Dujac Clos St Denis displayed gorgeous aromas and spiciness. Great palate and energy, it stood against Leroy well. Personally I prefer Dujac over Ponsot in this plot. Impressive depth and earthy minerality. A big wine! Tasted 15 Sep 2017 (94/100)

Dujac Clos St Denis 1999 

The 1999 Dujac Clos St Denis is a reserved and potent Morey St Denis. It has the fragrant nose of Clos de la Roche but perhaps a bit less in depth. Sleek dark berries, toned blackberries, exotic spices and smoked minerals. Full bodied with impressive length and structure. An iron fist in a velvet glove. This is still very young and needs more cellar ageing. At this stage, the 1999 Clos St Denis is more charming than the Clos de la Roche. Tasted 30 May 2018 (95+/100)

Dujac Clos St Denis 2002

2002 Red Burgundies are incredibly charming and playful compared to the more reserved 1999 vintage. This 2002 Clos St Denis was paired next to the 1999, and clearly the 2002 showed more charm. Seductive floral nose of rose petals, sweet mixed cherries, blueberries and sharp definition of earthy-savoury-herbal-minerals. Full-bodied with sexy woodframe and persistent finish. Absolutely delicious to drink now and will continue to age for another 30 years at least. Tasted 30 May 2018 (96/100)

Dujac Clos St Denis 2004

Dujac Clos St Denis 2004 is maturing nicely – underbrush, rich red berries and slightly floral tones with some charming hints of Dujac spices, delicate and earthy. Good depth for this vintage and mid weight with developed tertiary flavours. Lovely fragrance of spices, cloves, subtle mushroom and vegetal note. Not the usual refined Dujac, missing some ripeness. Better off buying a good vintage Premier Cru than a weak Grand Cru. Once again showed that 2004 red Burgundies are drinking very well now. Tasted 20 Dec 2016 (91/100)

Dujac Clos St Denis 2007

The 2007 Dujac Clos St Denis is fairly approachable with great freshness and concentration consider the vintage. I would have found it hard to call this a 2007 if served blind. Razor-sharp definition with wonderfully vibrant and juicy array of red berry fruits. Textbook Dujac whole cluster sweet fragrant and ripe tannins (Well done Jeremy!), the gorgeous perfumes and wild strawberries are hard to resist. Drink now and over the next two decades. Tasted 30 May 2018 (93/100)

Dujac Clos St Denis 2016 (Barrel Sample)

The 2016 Dujac Clos St Denis offers a pretty floral aromas with deep pitched dark fruits and spices. Blackcurrant, refined minerals and robust backbone. There is a more apparent whole cluster floral tone in the Clos st Denis than the Malconsorts and Clos de la Roche, but perhaps not as big boned as Clos de la Roche. The Clos St Denis is more expressive and forward than their Clos de la Roche. Nice balance of wood fame and fruits. This Clos St Denis is built to age. Tasted 30 May 2018 (95/100)


Clos de la Roche

Dujac Clos de la Roche 1998

En magnum – The 1998 Dujac Clos de la Roche is still very young but approachable and transparent of the Clos de la Roche terroir. Gorgeous perfumes of summer flowers, black cherries, roasted herbs of Morey. Rich without any heaviness, the whole cluster scents integrated with the fine-grained tannins well. Notably more intensity than their Bonnes Mares. Silky with serious concentration and refined aromas. Stunning length that unfolds its personality and vintage characteristics. Drink 2020 – 2044. Tasted 30 May 2018 (96+/100)

Dujac Clos de la Roche 1999

This 1999 Dujac Clos de la Roche was my WOTN out of a crazy lineup of 20+ Dujac wines (mostly Grand Crus). Brilliantly dark and seductive nose of energetic fruits and lifted spices. The whole cluster scents are just visible underneath the blanket of deep-pitched bouquet. Unsurprisingly primary and tight, full bodied with velvety texture and well-integrated pure spices. Outstanding breadth and impressive length. Drink 2020 till 2060. Tasted 30 May 2018 (96-97/100)

Dujac Clos de la Roche 2007

Tasted blind – Flirtatious new oak spices, playful red berries, earthy strawberries, whole cluster summer flower scents, sweet spices, and woodsmoke. An incredibly forward and floral nose that reminds me of Perrot Minot, but possibly more floral (higher % of whole cluster?) Good ripeness and transparency. Grand cru weight and depth with supple herbs and earth that I always link to as the terroir of Gevrey Chambertin. Young yet inviting.   Gevrey Chambertin Grand Cru? 2010?   2007 outperformance! Tasted 07 Oct 2018 (

94/100)

Dujac Clos de la Roche 2016 (Barrel Sample)

The 2016 Dujac Clos de la roche is a monumental wine. The fruits are as dark and as intense as the Dark Knight Rises. Layers of juicy fruits, exotic spices and nutmeg infused soil. Gorgeous flavours with masculine structure, this wine is built to age. Full bodied and multilayered yet incredibly refined and compelling. At this stage, the Clos de la Roche is not showing more than the Clos St Denis, but you can tell it will outperform one day with its immense raw material. Drink from 2036 onwards. Tasted 30 May 2018 (96+/100)

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  1. Great notes Jammy.

    1. Thank you Joshua, much appreciated!

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