Meaty and relatively tough. But good! Lots of spicy fruit and more of a framework than Clos St-Denis.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040
Good dark red. Musky, peppery aromas of red cherry, rose petal and underbrush. Silky, rich and fine-grained, with ineffable flavors of red berries, cherry, peppery herbs and spices spreading out to saturate the palate without leaving any impression of weight. Wonderfully suave, energetic wine with outstanding complexity and finishing breadth. This wine was going through an awkward stage when I tried it from barrel a year ago but has turned into a swan.
Robert Parker 91
Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. There are discernable, quite potent stem-like scents on the nose of Dujac’s Clos de la Roche: clearly some whole bunch here but it is not fully integrated at present. Still, there is admirable intensity and it remains fresh and interesting. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly coarse tannins on the entry. The acidity is well judged, although the saline finish feels a little astringent and green at the moment. This probably needs more time to harmonize and coalesce.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035