Domaine Dujac Clos Saint Denis Grand Cru 2018
The 2018 vintage of Domaine Dujac's Clos Saint Denis Grand Cru showcases the terroir's characteristic elegance and complexity. The bouquet is brimming with aromas of red and black fruits, delicate floral notes, and subtle earthiness, underpinned by a hint of spice. On the palate, the wine is both rich and balanced, with silky tannins and a long, lingering finish. This exceptional Grand Cru can be enjoyed now, or cellared for even greater rewards.
Vineyard notes - The Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru lies between the village of Morey-Saint-Denis to the south and Gevrey-Chambertin to the north, where the slope is very steep (13%). The plot varies in altitude from 284 to 309 meters. The lieu-dit faces east-southeast. The soil changes from east to west. The reddish-brown soil in the eastern part is 40 to 50 cm thick, with some angular-to-rounded limestone fragments. Upslope, in the western part of this Grand Cru plot, the soil is richer in fine angular limestone gravel. Two different substrata underlie the Clos Saint-Denis. To the east, the substratum is a fine light-colored limestone, occasionally containing flint-like chert nodules (chailles). This Premeaux limestone, crops out in beds tens of centimeters thick. To the west, where the slope is steeper, a thin layer of Comblanchien limestone scree in the form of fine angular gravel partly covers the slope.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) - Dujac's 2018 Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru is showing especially well, unwinding in the glass with scents of rose petals, sweet red berries, raw cocoa, spices and blood orange. Full-bodied, layered and lively, with an ample core of beautifully pure fruit and velvety structuring tannins, it's a concentrated but precise Clos Saint-Denis that's built for the long haul.