2013 Domaine Dujac, Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru, Les Gruenchers 6x750ml

RP88-90VM90+

¥29,740 / Case

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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Vinous – 90+

Dark medium red. Musky raspberry and redcurrant fruit aromas are complicated by smoked meat and flinty minerals. Plush and round, with the strawberry and raspberry fruit enlivened by harmonious acidity and pepper and herb nuances from the stems. The tannins are quite suave but it would be a shame not to hold this wine for at least a few years before pulling the cork. [Stephen Tanzer, 03/01/2016]

Anticipated maturity: 2020-2029

Robert Parker – 88-90

The 2013 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru les Gruenchers has an open strawberry shortcake-scented bouquet, quite lush after the more standoffish Charmes-Chambertin. I wonder if it will calm down by the end of its barrel maturation? The palate is nicely balanced with pointed acidity, though at the moment it is just missing persistence on the finish that is one of the few just to lack a little ripeness. This may merit a higher evaluation after bottling. Once upon a time it was always Jeremy who received me at Domaine Dujac, but these days it is his brother Alec who escorted me down to the noisy, busy cellar, a refreshing hive of activity. Once we had finished a brief discussion on the trials of fatherhood (as misguided as my parenting tips forced upon Cécile Gagnard down in Chassagne), we commenced a tasting through both their négoçiant Dujac Fils & Père wines and of course, the domaine. “It was possibly the smallest vintage,” Alec told me, “certainly smaller than 2008, 2010 and 2012, yields hovering around 25hl/ha. There was poor flowering and a lot of sorting had to be done. But we had started off [the season] with low potential quantities. We now leaf-pluck quite aggressively and the fact that you have a lot of millerandé helps in a growing season such as 2013. I find that there are nice textures to the wine. It’s just that the summers have been rather wet so they are not high in sugar. We had to chaptalize, but not as much as in 2011 and we found 2013 to be above 2012 in natural sugar levels generally. We started picking with the Grand Crus on 30 September and finished with the Dujac Fils & Pères. The first morning of the harvest I was quite depressed because of the rot. I wanted to make good wines because my son was born in 2013. But I cheered up as the day went on as I could see the quality of fruit coming in. And as the grapes came in we destemmed less and less, from 60% and then 90% whole bunch, so actually some of the Fils & Père might have more stems.” [Neal Martin, 01/12/2014]

Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030

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