09 Dujac Morey-St-Denis: "Village" Only in Name

Posted by Ian McFadden

Captivating Grace in a "Simple" Village Burg
2009 Dujac Morey-Saint-Denis
Former WOTY, Current Vintage: Upping the Ante

"This is signature Dujac, attacking all the senses with a grace and sensuality that even the other GREAT producers struggle to always achieve..."

Bobby wrote that last year when he chose the 2008 Dujac Morey-Saint-Denis as his Wine of the Year. The 2009 only raises the bar.

As you've likely heard, 2009 is a sensual Burgundy vintage; the wines are plush and seductive. Dujac, however, put together one of the collections of the vintage and they did this bystyling this ripeness, by giving the wine both an ultra-fine texture as well as poise, balance... freshness.

If there is a deal to be had in this elite stable (find the Chambertin at $1,000+ a bottle), this is the bottle - it comes highly recommended today for just about any Burgundy fan, new or seasoned.

Which brings us to an important idea, one that's been brought to us by a number of Burg experts including Robert Bohr, Michael Madrigale, Raj Vaidya, etc: To find the values in 2009 Burgundy, "Go to the great producers, but buy further down the food chain."

This is a perfect case in point: Dujac's has to be one of the portfolios of the vintage, the house having nailed that fine balance between ripeness and freshness, allowing generous fruit to soar but not get sloppy. Though they make wine also in Gevrey and Chambolle, Morey is their home turf, and I think that at the village level, the Morey is the cuvée where they shine the brightest.

Jeremy Seysses noted that they picked relatively early (between September 10 and 17), which had to contribute to the detail and vibrancy here. He says they also used, on average, 90% of the stems, which gave the wines a more firm framework. "Overall," Seysses told Allen Meadows, "I think the 2009 will be extremely popular as the wines are ripe but not too ripe and will be accessible early, yet they should age well too."

Though this is open, extroverted and seductive right now - no reason to hold out; plenty of reasons to drink up this holiday season - I don’t think any of that will change over the next 10 years, possibly even 20 with proper storage.This will make a great gift for not only collectors but also neophytes - they're practically guaranteed to be bit by the Burgundy bug after drinking this - and the 3-pack would also be a nice little present to yourself for sharing with friends and family both this holiday season and in coming ones.

Our parcel is healthy, but our Dujac following is strong. I strongly advise you to give us your maximum order while this lasts, which, particularly this time of year, I don't anticipate to be very long. To order, please clicke below, emai us at offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2009 Dujac Morey-Saint-Denis