Surrounded by Grand Crus: 2012 Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes

Posted by Ian McFadden

Surrounded by Grand Crus
2012 Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin
1er Cru Aux Combottes

Aux Combottes defies any neat hierarchies between 1er and Grand Crus.

If you were to stand in the 1er Cru, you'd see Grand Crus surrounding you - Clos de la Roche, Latricieres-Chambertin and Charmes-Chambertin.

Without a doubt, the site reaches its greatest heights in the hands of Dujac. Dujac's Combottes is a wine that often reaches the level of palate presence and distinction that's associated with Grand Crus. 2012 is definitely one of those vintages. The combination of Dujac's success and the short vintage has made Dujac's 2012 really hard to find.

Combottes is intense with earth, mineral and meaty Gevrey fruit finely interwoven. For all its minerality and power, Combottes manages to maintain a gorgeous silken elegance. There's some of the richness of Morey along with the muscle of Gevrey - it's a really impressive combination.

Dujac is one of Burgundy's hallowed elites. In their hands, Combottes hits stunning levels of refinement and clarity of expression. In 2012, Combottes is incredibly beautiful. There's a whispering complexity, a pitch-perfect expression of minerality and an outrageous elegance. Much of what I love about Burgundy can be found in this bottle.

I'm continuously shocked by what Dujac is able to achieve. They are wines that can nearly overwhelm with their intensity yet they also haunt you with their subtlety, perfume, and ethereal qualities. You don't have to look any further than the 2012 Combottes to check out what makes Dujac one of Burgundy's greats.

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