Community Tasting Notes (10) Avg Score: 90 points

  • Leflaive & Rousseau dinner at Jade Palace. First of 3 "ringers" of the evening. Ruby red with quite heavy bricking. This was floral on the nose, with dried roses and rose petals. Sweetened strawberries, cranberry juice and forest floor, but with hints of minerals and wet soil. I didn't think this was Rousseau, but couldn't place Dujac. Quite mature on the palate, with red fruits, earth, forest floor, red tea. At 20 years, this is in its drinking window, and maybe slightly over it.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • Better than previous bottle. A really nice mature Combottes. Cinnamon, spice, earth and dried berry. Silky smooth with fully resolved structure.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • Aromatics dominated by pure cinnamon along with notes of forest floor. This is mature - smooth palate with fully resolved structure. Enjoyable but not a top vintage of Dujac Combottes.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • gwen

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • Very Gevrey nose: earthy, loamy and a bit dirty. that said, this gets floral with some air. Nice cherry/ earthy, almost bloody mouthfeel. this has some cool contrasts. It is at the same time brooding and elegant and lithe. It has excellent structure, and for sure the Dujac stemmy/chewy tannins, but it's lacking depth and complexity to make it profound. This ironically gets more elegant and pretty with air time, with more pinosity to quote a man who knows more than me. Good rustic texture that is all framed in a quite elegant (in Gevrey terms) wine. This has good depth and while this will not make any angels sing, it is a solid, well made pinot that is drinking at peak. Excellent length and surprising grip on the back end. Nice work!

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

View all 10 Community Tasting Notes

What Do You Think? Add a Tasting Note

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.

View From the Cellar


  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 1998, IWC Issue #77, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine Dujac Gevrey Chambertin Aux Combottes) Subscribe to see review text.


NOTE: Some content is property of View From the Cellar and Vinous and Burghound.

Add a Pro Review Add Your Own Reviews: