The average age of the Seysses’ 1.95ha holdings in the Clos de la Roche are slightly older than those of neighboring Clos St-Denis. Using fruit from five main parcels, it’s a very complete, self-confident wine with good density and concentration, sappy, spicy undertones, fine-grained fruit and tannins, and a very long, tapering finish.
This is also markedly floral in character with additional breadth from the impressively pure combination of red cherry, currant, leather and a whiff of the sauvage along with a touch of oak. The beautifully energetic and detailed flavors are much finer than usual thanks mostly to the ultra-fine grain of the supporting tannins supporting the austere, serious and compact finish. This is a Dujac CdlR of refinement rather than one of imposing size and weight but even so, it is clearly constructed for the longer haul and it wouldn’t surprise me if it needed 20+ years to fully mature.Barrel Sample: 92-94
92 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes bursts with aromas of sweet red berries, cherries, orange rind, cinnamon, peonies and rich soil tones. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, supple and succulent, with a fleshy and open-knit core that’s framed by melting tannins and lively acids, concluding with a perfumed finish.