Clos de la Roche 1988 Dom. Dujac
7/96. Dinner at my friend Oded Lerer (his wine). However, we shared a buy
of this wine at a recent auction so I know a bottle was $62.
A distinguished producer, a very good vintage and a superb vineyard - this
wine has all the ingredients for great (B) experience.
COLOR: Quite dark ruby-red, almost no clearing towards the rim. Marked as
"unfiltered" on the label, though no sediment was evident.
NOSE: Extremely powerful and concentrated cherry and raspberry aroma, a
bit too concentrated I'd say. Reminded me of hotel-breakfast jam or
confiture. Does Monsieur Seysses utilizes cold maceration?...
TASTE: Excellent. Silky and elegant on the palate with a touch of tannins
that are the hallmark of the '88 vintage. Fruit and flavors abound though
I did expect a bit more concentration.
LENGTH: Reasonably long and pleasant aftertaste that gets better when the
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Not a blockbuster wine, but extremely well balanced
(except on the nose, where the fruit-bomb effect is a bit too much for a
serious (B)). Good acidity and noticeable tannins stand up well to the
OVERALL: Superb! Very expressive and elegant. Just beginning to open up.
Will surely improve for a few years to come.
MARK: 18/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? Yes.
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