1995 dujac morey st.denis

Update 2.11.2009(3.11.2009)billn


Ignoring for a second 2004, 1995 is the red vintage from recent memory that disappoints me the most – this wine is something of a poster-child for the vintage – it’s just not as good now as it was 5 years ago. The slightly hard personality is becoming more and more reminiscent of the 1994 vintage. Plenty of time left for an improvement I suppose…

1995 Dujac, Morey St.Denis
Medium ruby-red colour with a faint browning at the rim. The nose is sweet and rather stemmy, there’s a faint beefy note that has me flirting with the notion of brett, and some mixed herbs. In the mouth the wine starts narrow, slowly opening over tongue. The acidity is a little sharp and metallic in flavour, it makes you forget to look for tannin, which whilst understated, is still a little blocky. Reasonable length and some sweetness, but today, no love.
Rebuy – No

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There are 5 responses to “1995 dujac morey st.denis”

  1. Tom Blach3rd November 2009 at 6:18 pmPermalinkReply

    You’re just impatient, Bill!

    • billn4th November 2009 at 6:43 amPermalinkReply

      I do not doubt the possibility for a second Tom!

  2. bmcq4th November 2009 at 6:32 pmPermalinkReply

    That’s funny since I think of 95 as an overlooked vintage of value. Recently I had a 95 Roumier Chambolle that was hard and closed at opening, but then developed into a really nice, complex wine. I remember liking the 95 Vogue Chambolle and some other 1995 village wines from Mugnier, Barthod and Bertheau.

    I confess that I was dissapointed by a 95 Dujac Chambolle consumed a few weeks after this Roumier and found it flat and vegetal.

    I grant that time may be gilding my memory.

  3. Rick5th November 2009 at 8:51 pmPermalinkReply

    Recently enjoyed Bertheau’s ’95 Amoureuses. Similarly to above, this was quite closed for about an hour, but eventually opened. Lovely and complex, plenty of grip and lots of life ahead of it.
    What are you’re thoughts on 2007 for Les Amoureuses? Have you sampled any? I’m thinking of spending all my hard earned cash on some, from say Potel, Bertheau, or Groffier?

  4. billn6th November 2009 at 11:49 amPermalinkReply

    So what you’re all implying is that I drink too fast, and really shouldn’t finish each bottle in lesss than 1 hour?

    Re 07 Amoureuses – just these two:

    2007 Comte Georges de Vogüé Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses
    April, 2009
    Not a wine you get to taste very often due to its relatively small production. The nose is a little darker and starts deeper than the 1er cru, and is accented with rose petals. There’s a soft and welcoming texture and a creamy underpinning to the fruit. Good density at the core. Flavourful, beautifully balanced and very fine.

    2007 Potel Nicolas Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses
    July, 2009
    Wide, ‘tender’ aromatics that are complex at the core. Just a hint of carbon dioxide on the tongue. A fulsome impression without ever becoming plump or fat. A little fine-grained tannin. Very, very pretty wine – and just a little bit more complexity than some.
  5. Rick7th November 2009 at 4:47 pmPermalinkReply

    Maybe you could just swirl more…;)
    I probably can’t muster courage enough to approach the de Vogue price-tag, but the Potel looks very enticing.
    Thanks Bill.

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