Domaine Dujac   Clos de la Roche

2018 Clos de la Roche

By Domaine Dujac

2018 Clos de la Roche from Domaine Dujac, Burgundy, France

As one delves into the heart of Burgundy's terroir-driven majesty, the 2018 Clos de la Roche from Domaine Dujac stands as a beacon of delicate craftsmanship amidst the storied slopes of the Côte d'Or. This particular vintage encapsulates the profound dialogue between nature and nurture, a testament to the skill that Domaine Dujac employs in coaxing out the intimate whispers of their vines.

 

Purity and Precision: The 2018 Persona

The year 2018 in Burgundy was marked by a temperate winter followed by a remarkable summer, balancing warmth and sunshine in a dance that emboldened the grapes with concentrated maturity while maintaining piercing acidity. The result within this grand cru is a harmonious interplay of voluptuous fruit complexity and tenacious structure, an elixir that speaks eloquently to those who appreciate fine wines with cellar potential.

In the 2018 Clos de la Roche, one finds an opulent array of ripe cherries and warm earth on the nose, gracefully adorned by a whisper of baking spices—an ode to the gentle hand of oak. The palate reveals itself with assertive yet finely-knitted tannins, guiding waves of bramble fruit and a vivacious mineral streak towards an enduring finish.

 

Investment Worthy: A Vintage Par Excellence

The 2018 Clos de la Roche offers not only enchantment in the glass but stands as a considerable investment opportunity. Domaine Dujac's commitment to organic viticulture, coupled with their astute attention to detail, has yielded a wine that promises to mature beautifully over time, enhancing its allure among collectors and investors alike.

For the astute investor perusing the market for an exquisite Burgundian addition, this vintage allows one to uncover value beyond its immediate pleasures. Anticipating its evolution promises rewards that are not solely hedonistic but resonate with tangible asset progression. Aligning with Domaine Dujac's reputation for crafting wines of longevity and poise, this specific bottling of 2018 Clos de la Roche is poised to swell in stature and prestige within one's collection.

In summary, this illustrious vintage marries Domaine Dujac's tireless dedication to excellence with climatic generosity—a precise representation of what makes 2018 in Burgundy an exemplar worth cherishing and investing in.

Current market price

HK$92,340.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

603.75

Scores and tasting notes

96

Unfurling in the glass with aromas of sweet berry fruit, dark chocolate, rose petals, orange rind, burning embers and spices, the 2018 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru is full-bodied, layered and muscular, with a deep, concentrated and multidimensional core that's framed by rich, powdery tannins and impressively lively acids. This is a dramatic wine that hasn't yet shut down, but I wouldn't plan on opening bottles for at least a dozen years.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 14 January 2021

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