2007 Domaine Dujac Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru Cote de Nuits France

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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.

91 Points Robert Parker