Surrounded by Grand Crus - Lowest Price:
2016 Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes

Posted by Ian McFadden

Generally speaking, Dujac's 2016s are stunning. The Combottes is a standout.

Of Dujac's top bottles, Combottes has a quiet profile. Don't let this fool you. In the right vintage, the wine can be a knockout - 2016 is certainly an example of this.

The 2016 Combottes possesses Dujac’s signature of intensity and saturating complexity and combines it with an ethereal dimension of perfume. It's a dream brew.

I'm very happy to offer Dujac's 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes for $269.95, the lowest price around.

Combottes is located in the southern part of Gevrey, on the border with Morey St. Denis, and is pretty much surrounded by Grand Crus. It exists in the shadows of Clos de la Roche, Latricieres-Chambertin, and Charmes-Chambertin.

That's a great snapshot of Combottes' beating heart: it's intense with earth, mineral, and finely interwoven Gevrey fruit. For all of its minerality and power, Combottes manages to maintain a gorgeous silken elegance. There's some of the delicacy of Morey with some of the muscle of Gevrey - it's a really impressive combination.

What's most striking about the 2016 Combottes is how it combines a pitch-perfect expression of minerality and an outrageous elegance. Burghound's note captures it very well, calling it "admirably pure" and that the "flavors possess first-rate precision."

This is a top example of Dujac's Combottes. I should warn you that quantities are very modest. Please give us your ideal order, and we'll try our best.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2016 Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes

Special Bottle Price: $269.95
Compare at $279-300

Burghound: "An admirably pure, elegant and airy nose reflects notes of essence of red currant, rose petal, green tea and discreet spice nuances. The round and transparent medium weight flavors possess first-rate precision on the balanced finish that displays excellent length. This isn't particularly dense but it will require extended cellaring even given that the natural finesse of a fine Combottes is on parade."