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Domaine Dujac 'Clos Saint-Denis' Grand Cru
Right up there with the very best wines of the vintage in 2018, this is a beautifully refined expression of the domaine's St Denis, extending to 1.17ha of this finest of Grands Crus. Everything about this wine is in the right place, with subtle 75% whole bunches, polished, nuanced tannins, thrilling minerality, fine, floral red berry sweetness and lingering minerality. The sort of thing every Pinot lover should cherish. 98 points, Tim Atkin MW, Decanter
The 2018 Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru is also showing beautifully, bursting with aromas of raspberries, red cherries, cassis and raw cocoa that are complemented by fragrant top notes of orange rind, rose petals and violets. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, lively and elegant, with finer-grained tannins than the more overtly muscular Clos de la Roche, but with similar dimension and mid-palate presence, concluding with a long and perfumed finish. 95-97 points, William Kelley, Robert Parkers’ The Wine Advocate
The 2018 Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru has a wonderful bouquet of blackberry, wild strawberry, crushed rocks/sandstone and touches of dried blood. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, brown spices and a slight charcoal-like note. Moderate depth, quite masculine in style, a little austerity on the finish... but that is what you want from a Clos Saint-Denis. 95-97 points, Neal Martin, Vinous
Ripe purple, for me this does not quite sing through so much as Clos de la Roche. Reserved but suggestive of a very pure clear and balanced fruit. Barrel gives a lactic element. Good acidity. This is biding its time but I suspect it is all there. Jeremy Seysses is a fan. Another barrel was more expressive, with a sumptuous raspberry fruit that is not cooked at all, and good acidity. Very promising. 94-97 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
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