Clos de la Roche 1988 Dom. Dujac
12/97. Acquired in auction May-96 for $62 (imported for $78 net).
Dom. Dujac is known for its elegant, delicate wines. 1988, an excellent,
concentrated but tannic year. And Clos de la Roche, the most "manly" Grand Cru from
Morey-St. Denis. Interesting what these three elements will concoct here...
COLOR: Light ruby color. Noticeable clearing towards the rim.
NOSE: Nice pleasant and clean nose. Flowery and spicy, but in a low-key style, not
really bursting out of the glass.
TASTE: Fruity and tasty, but lacks the grip and zest of a great (B) from an
excellent source and vintage. I wouldn't call the wine watery, but it sure could use
some more concentration. A bit flat-ish too.
LENGTH: Not much in this department too. Short but pleasant aftertaste.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Medium bodied. Elegant but lacks concentration. Good fruit,
receding tannins, somewhat short in acidity for perfect balance.
OVERALL: Excellent wine but I was expecting a bit more. I like delicacy and
elegance, but not at the expense of winyness...
MARK: 17/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? No.
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