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Live Virtual Auction, 8 - 11 November 2020

A Private Single-owner Collection of Fine Wines
  • Dujac; Clos Saint Denis; 2007 - 2009; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 32 000 - 42 000

About this Item

2007 - 2009 Clos Saint Denis
3 (1 x 3) 750ml

Domaine Dujac was established in 1967 by Jacques Seysses when he purchased Domaine Marcel Graillet, a poor estate of only 4.5 hectares, and renamed it Domaine du Jacques. Overtime, the name evolved into Domaine Dujac – a playful moniker. Today, they hold around 14.5 hectares and cultivate 18.5 hectares in total. Buying parcels as they became available, the domaine expanded over the years and now owns some of the most exceptional holdings, including the Grands Crus of Echézeaux, Bonnes-Mares, Clos Saint Denis, Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Charmes-Chambertin and Clos de la Roche. Aiming for elegance, finesse and complexity, the quality of their seven Grands Crus is a testament to the domaine being one of the Burgundy’s leading producers.

Provenance

Private Client

Repackaged by Strauss & Co

Critics Ratings

2007

‘Black tea on the nose; a stony background on the palate; and palate inflections of ginger and rhubarb all offer counterpoint to an almost raspberry syrup-like sweetness of fruit as well as a vanillin overlay in the Dujac 2007 Clos St.-Denis. While this might sound like the recipe for yet another bifurcated wine of its vintage, somehow the whole Gestalt works. The combination of relative delicacy with intensity of flavor; tenderness of texture with a focused if elusive sense of minerality; and satisfying primary juiciness all suggest a wine as worth revisiting 4-5 years from now as it is a delight today. “It’s a quintessential Dujac wine,” says Seysses, more or less summarizing my impressions. It should be worth following for close to a decade.’ – David Schildknecht, Wine Advocate, 91/100 (Jun 2010)

‘An overtly floral and herbal nose is laced with earthy and solidly ripe red and spicy black pinot fruit that complements rich, full and moderately concentrated flavors that are delicious, intense, palate staining and dusty on the admirably long finish. A wine of finesse, understatement and class if not raw power and muscle. A lovely and very pure example of the vineyard that could be approached now with 30 to 60 minutes of air.’ – Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, 92/100 (Jan 2010)

2008

The 2008 Clos St. Denis emerges from the glass with layers of fruit. This is an especially round, generous wine for the vintage. The Clos St. Denis has plenty of underlying structure to support the fruit and also allow for significant aging. The finish lingers on the palate for what seems like an eternity. The qualities of the vineyard as seen through the lens of the year come through loud and clear in this profound Burgundy. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033.’ – Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, 96/100 (May 2011)

‘The cool and elegant nose is quite pure with notes of warm earth, red currant and blue pinot fruit that are trimmed in just enough wood and secondary fruit nuances to notice. The sappy, naturally sweet and concentrated medium-bodied flavors possess outstanding length and the extract creates a velvety mouth feel while buffering the still markedly firm tannins impart a touch of asperity on the mildly austere finish. This is certainly very pretty as it has both style and class though the mildly edgy finish mars the balance just enough to throw it off slightly. Note that another bottle tasted in November 2017 was badly reduced and not in a condition to be evaluated. My scores over the years have ranged between 92 and 93 points. Drink 2023+.’ – Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, 92/100 (Mar 2019)

2009

The 2009 Clos St. Denis initially comes across as big and powerful. The wine finds a more feminine side of its personality with time in the glass. Despite its deceptively mid-weight body, the 2009 has plenty of underlying structure and ideally needs to be cellared for at least a few years. The Clos St. Denis is the epitome of weightless elegance. Dark raspberries, flowers and sweet spices wrap around the eternal finish. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039.’ – Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, 96/100 (Apr 2012)

‘This is relatively lightly colored in the context of the vintage. Ripe but agreeably fresh aromas are composed by evident floral influence on the spicy black cherry-scented nose. The intense, sappy and relatively powerful medium-bodied flavors exude a discreet minerality on the beautifully persistent and well-balanced finish. 2009 is a powerful yet refined vintage for this still youthfully firm effort that should continue to age effortlessly. I would add that in much the same fashion as the '09 Clos de la Roche (see herein), this could be enjoyed now though I would be inclined to continue to cellar it. Drink 2029+.’ – Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, 94/100 (Nov 2017)

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