Robert Parker – 92
Domaine Dujac’s finest wine in 1995 is the Clos De La Roche. It possesses powerful aromas of sweet black fruits. In the mouth, the wine explodes with dark berries, rocks, iron, and roasted spice, all embedded in this chewy, velvety-textured, medium-bodied wine. Possessing copious amounts of soft, ripe tannins, this feminine wine should be cellared for 8 years before enjoying it over the subsequent 7+. This note is the result of tastings I did in Burgundy between January 7 and January 29. Importer: Wilson-Daniels, St. Helena, CA; tel. (707) 963-9661.
Anticipated maturity: 2005-2012
Vinous – 91
Three 1995s from Dujac all paired beautifully with our steamed bass (Bar de Ligne). The 1995 Clos Saint Denis was the most delicate and forward of the group. Dried cherries, flowers and spices all suggested the wine was close or perhaps slightly past peak. The 1995 Bonnes Mares was decidedly masculine, with awesome power and richness in its explosive fruit. The sheer depth and power of this long-lived Burgundy were remarkable. The estate’s 1995 Clos de la Roche was initially rather carnal and earthy, but then it turned more delicate and layered in the glass. Stylistically it fell somewhere between the Clos St. Denis and the Bonnes-Mares.
JancisRobinson.com – 17.5
This had a slightly dodgy cork, unfortunately. Strong autumn mulch notes on the nose. Denser, a bit firmer and more stolid than the Ponsot 97 served alongside. Heady, gamey nose with intensity and charm and a hint of orange peel. Taffeta texture and a hint of smokiness. Quite intense.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2032