Dujac Clos de la Roche 2018

Pinot Noir from Morey-St.-Denis, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
JM 96-98
FWR 96-98
WA 95-97
V 94-96
JG 95
WH 93-95
Item # 337087

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750ml
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96-98 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Dense purple hugely enthusiastic nose, with class, some stems and perfectly judged fruit ripeness. We had the discussion about blueberry fruit in Clos de la Roche. This fills out nicely behind, this is really distinguished, a great wine in the making. I love the way the stems blend in and there is also an endearing dusting of cocoa powder at the back. Balanced and long. (Nov 2019)"

96-98 points Fine Wine Review: "Powerful nose, intense, pure, dark fruits, wild. Mouth shows finesse, red berries, purity, excellent length, some spice. A great Clos de la Rcohe. (4/23/20)"

95-97 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru is a beautiful young wine, built for the ages. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of cassis, cherries, rose petals, orange rind, woodsmoke, cinnamon and rich soil tones, it's full-bodied, muscular and introverted, with prodigious concentration, lively acids and a long, ripely tannic finish. While I suspect my visit to Domaine Dujac coincided with an especially brooding evolutionary phase, this will be a Clos de la Roche for the patient. (Jan 2020)"

94-96 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2018 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru is a different animal from the Clos Saint-Denis, offering sumptuous black cherries, kirsch, cassis and pressed violet aromas that burst from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, more flesh and substance than the Clos Saint-Denis and a multifaceted, persistent, black-pepper-tinged finish that lingers tenderly. Drink: 2024-2050. (Jan 2020)"

95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2018 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche is another gorgeous example of the vintage. The nose is pure, complex and already beautifully refined, offering up a mix of plums, red and black cherries, a refined base of soil tones, gamebird, cocoa powder, mustard seed and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and full-bodied, with a sappy core of fruit, great backend mineral drive, suave, seamless, but firm tannins and a very, very long, vibrant and promising finish. A great vintage of this iconic cuvée. 2032-2085. (Nov/Dec 2019)"

93-95 points Steen Öhman (Winehog): "The Clos de la Roche is a weightier and more powerful effort than the floral Clos Saint-Denis. This is a riper, intense wine, lacking a bit of the charming freshness and energy found in the Clos Saint-Denis. On the bouquet, there are darker notes – hints of dark cherries, plum, and cassis, with vivid, deep, earthy minerality. On the palate, rich, weighty and long, with impressive depth. A classic but generous Clos de la Roche. Drink from 2035. (11/15/19)"
96-98 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Dense purple hugely enthusiastic nose, with class, some stems and perfectly judged fruit ripeness. We had the discussion about blueberry fruit in Clos de la Roche. This fills out nicely behind, this is really distinguished, a great wine in the making. I love the way the stems blend in and there is also an endearing dusting of cocoa powder at the back. Balanced and long. (Nov 2019)"

96-98 points Fine Wine Review: "Powerful nose, intense, pure, dark fruits, wild. Mouth shows finesse, red berries, purity, excellent length, some spice. A great Clos de la Rcohe. (4/23/20)"

95-97 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru is a beautiful young wine, built for the ages. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of cassis, cherries, rose petals, orange rind, woodsmoke, cinnamon and rich soil tones, it's full-bodied, muscular and introverted, with prodigious concentration, lively acids and a long, ripely tannic finish. While I suspect my visit to Domaine Dujac coincided with an especially brooding evolutionary phase, this will be a Clos de la Roche for the patient. (Jan 2020)"

94-96 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2018 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru is a different animal from the Clos Saint-Denis, offering sumptuous black cherries, kirsch, cassis and pressed violet aromas that burst from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, more flesh and substance than the Clos Saint-Denis and a multifaceted, persistent, black-pepper-tinged finish that lingers tenderly. Drink: 2024-2050. (Jan 2020)"

95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2018 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche is another gorgeous example of the vintage. The nose is pure, complex and already beautifully refined, offering up a mix of plums, red and black cherries, a refined base of soil tones, gamebird, cocoa powder, mustard seed and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and full-bodied, with a sappy core of fruit, great backend mineral drive, suave, seamless, but firm tannins and a very, very long, vibrant and promising finish. A great vintage of this iconic cuvée. 2032-2085. (Nov/Dec 2019)"

93-95 points Steen Öhman (Winehog): "The Clos de la Roche is a weightier and more powerful effort than the floral Clos Saint-Denis. This is a riper, intense wine, lacking a bit of the charming freshness and energy found in the Clos Saint-Denis. On the bouquet, there are darker notes – hints of dark cherries, plum, and cassis, with vivid, deep, earthy minerality. On the palate, rich, weighty and long, with impressive depth. A classic but generous Clos de la Roche. Drink from 2035. (11/15/19)"
Product SKU 337087
Producer Dujac
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Côte de Nuits
Appellation Morey-St.-Denis
Varietal Pinot Noir
Designation Grand Cru
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
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