Robert Parker 94
Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, Domaine Dujac’s 2013 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru has a more backward and reticent nose than that of Bichot’s, but it is well defined with clever use of stems, wonderful mineralité and poise while translating the essence of the vineyard. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well judged acidity, clean and pure with superb balance on the harmonious finish that has just a little hardness at the moment. It’s a proper “sit and wait” Grand Cru, but both the sitting and waiting will be worth it. Tasted September 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2045
Bright, dark red. Sexy aromas of raspberry, dried rose, meat and musky, truffley underbrush come across as a bit exotic for this bottling. Plush and sweet, with strong mocha and coffee complicating the raspberry and underbrush flavors. No shortage of underlying muscle here. Finishes with substantial ripe, dusty tannins.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2038