This cuvée doen’t usually start singing until it reaches it’s 15th birthday – the beautiful 1985 is still right in the middle of it’s drinking window. Time to open the lonely six-pack for a status report…
1995 Domaine Dujac, Morey St.Denis
Medium-pale ruby-red. The nose is heavy with the musky scent of strawberry, raspberry and the smoky stems – it’s a beauty. The palate has a soft entry that nicely widens with the help of understated acidity. The equally soft tannin is still there as an undercurrent as you head into a finish of creamy baked red fruit and still just a little bitterness – here for the first time the acidity is not so seamless. As is usual for this village cuvée in a reasonable vintage, it’s still not quite ready to drink at 12 years of age, but I’m happy there are more in the cellar!
Rebuy – Yes