Deep red-ruby. Pure but tight aromas of dark raspberry, brown spices and graphite. Dense, fat and rich but quite youthfully reduced, showing notes of smoke and toast. This amazingly chewy and tactile wine needs a lot of patience. Sullen today but very long and strong on the back end, with a powerful impression of dry extract and a finishing note of chocolate. If you invest in a wine like this, don’t even think of opening it any time soon (Jeremy Seysses suggests waiting 12 years).
Elegant nose. Racy and sinewy with good structure evident. Crunchy fruit with quite a chewy finish at this stage – rather dry on the finish in fact, much more so than the Bonnes Mares, with a very slight dustiness on the finish. Not as pure as some of the other Dujac Grands Crus when I tasted it.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030