Robert Parker 95-97
“The 2016 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts actually has a similar bouquet to the Les Beaux Monts but with heightened mineralité which is prioritized over the fruit. I was momentarily whisked back to my youth, pot-holing in the Lake District, that tang of limestone and moorland in the air. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin. As Alec Seysses remarked, there is more â€oewine”” in the Malconsorts compared to the Beaux Monts. It has brilliant delineation and a very complex finish that fans out with real confidence. This is one of the top wines from Dujac. Chapeau.”
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2050
Winemaker Diana Snowden feels that since 2015 this wine is really showing the effects of biodynamic farming. (They took it on in 2005.) Barrel sample. Transparent garnet. Light and fresh. Lively and racy. Ethereal. Very juicy. Very appetising and with real lift. Sweet ink. Such a pure finish. So long.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2040
The 2016 Vosne-Romanée Aux Malconsorts 1er Cru, which had recently been bottled, has a tightly wound but intense bouquet that responds to aeration. The fruit appears a little darker than the 2015 with just a touch of pressed iris coming through. The palate is well balanced with a fresh, quite grippy entry. I admire the focus and precision on the display here and like the 2015, the stem addition is judiciously interwoven into the fabric so that it does not impede upon terroir expression. It feels long and tender on the finish, completing a Malconsorts with immense potential. Tasted at Flint Wines’s Domaine Dujac tasting in London.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2050