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2012 Domaine Dujac Romanee St. Vivant

1.5ltr

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8284016 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
$5,300

RATINGS

97Vinous / IWC

Bright, floral and lifted...captures all of the finesse that makes wines from this site so seductive. Rose petal, crushed flowers of all sorts, red stone fruits, mint and cinnamon all lift from the glass in a precise, impeccable Burgundy.

96-98The Wine Advocate

...reveal a very harmonious, feminine, delineated bouquet with perfectly placed red berry fruit, touches of flint and even marmalade...palate is beautifully balanced with filigree tannins, very well judged acidity with a sensual, supremely focused finish with razor-like precision and beguiling femininity. Outstanding.

93-96Stephen Tanzer

...scents of raspberry, lees and underbrush. Then almost shockingly penetrating in the mouth, with powerful saline minerality giving shape to the berry, smoke, exotic spice, mineral and earth flavors...extremely long, smoky aftertaste, where the tannins are thoroughly buffered by the wine's mid-palate material.

18.5Jancis Robinson

Racy and energetic. Not heavy in any sense. Bravo!

PRODUCER

Domaine Dujac

Domaine Dujac in Morey Saint Denis is relatively young by the standards of Burgundy estates. It was founded in 1967 when Louis Seysses, a food manufacturer who enjoyed good food and wine, bought an existing domaine so his son Jacques could try his hand at winemaking. Jacques had already apprenticed at other Burgundy estates, and Domaine Dujac’s first vintage was 1968. Dujac wines quickly earned acclaim and today they are, in the words of Burgundy expert Clive Coates, “intense, perfumed, silky-smooth and impeccably balanced.” The domaine remains a family operation which includes roles for Jacques’ wife, two sons and a daughter-in-law. The estate is comprised of 28 acres including prime parcels in the Grand Cru vineyards Clos de la Roche and Clos Saint-Denis. There are also parcels in Charmes-Chambertin, Bonnes-Mares, Echezeaux, Chambertin and Romanee-Saint-Vivant.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits-Villages, Vosne-Romanee, Romanee-St. Vivant

Romanee-Saint-Vivant is a 23-acre Grand Cru vineyard just on the northern edge of the commune of Vosne-Romanee in the Cote de Nuits. The vineyard faces east, has a gentle incline and an elevation of 250 to 265 meters. The soil is clay and limestone. Principal producers of Romanee-Saint-Vivant are Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, with 13.23 acres; Leroy, with 2.48 acres; and Domaine de Corton-Grancey/Louis Latour, with 1.9 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.