The Prodigious 2009 Dujac and Vogue Burgundies

If you love Red Burgundy (like we do), you most likely have heard much about the 2009 vintage. The praise began shortly after harvest, the flames were fanned once the press were allowed to taste out of barrel, and finally the wines are beginning to arrive stateside, so the secret is out. Some of the most sought after Burgundies are virtually impossible to obtain, especially in the best vintages (like 2009); allocations get cut, leaving we the merchants happy when we get our hands on a few precious bottles. There is no doubt that the wines from Domaines Dujac and Comte Georges de Vogue have a huge global following due to their reputations for being among the best of the best producers in Burgundy.

We were able to get micro-allocations of several wines from these vaunted domaines, and we list them below. Our apologies in advance for anything that sells out. With one exception, as noted, tasting notes provided by Allen Meadows’ Burghound.

2009 Domaine Dujac Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru

“A notably floral-infused nose of red berry fruit also reflects a discreet note of new wood that complements the rich, dense, serious and palate staining medium-bodied flavors that possess fine complexity on the balanced and quite firm finish. This should be excellent in time. (90-92)”

2009 Domaine Dujac Gevrey Chambertin Aux Combottes

“A fresh though very reserved nose that is airy, cool and admirably pure offers up plenty of floral notes along with the muted red berry fruit. The mineral-infused, tight and beautifully well-detailed middle weight flavors possess a lovely serenity on the harmonious, long, balanced and linear finish. This is exquisite and fashioned in an understated style. (90-93)”

2009 Domaine Dujac Vosne Romanee Les Beaux-Monts

“The 2009 Vosne-Romanee Les Beaux-Monts is a dark, powerful wine in the way it sweeps across the palate with substantial depth and richness. Smoke, tar and minerals add complexity on the bracing finish. The Beaux Monts is an inward, implosive wine that will require a measure of patience. (90-92)” – Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate

2009 Domaine Dujac Chambolle Musigny Les Gruenchers

“Strong reduction presently dominates the nose but the rich, generous and forward middle weight flavors possess good verve as well as ample minerality that gives lift to the mouth coating and gorgeously long finish brimming with dry extract. This is one of the more structured vintages of this wine that I have seen as it will require 10 to 15 years to be at its best. (91-93)”

2009 Domaine Dujac Vosne Romanee Les Malconsorts

“A highly spiced nose speaks of anise, clove and violet nuances on the pretty mix of blue and black pinot fruit and plum aromas. The rich, full-bodied, concentrated and powerful medium weight plus flavors possess a seductive and velvety mouth feel, all wrapped in a very firm and explosively long finish. This should be wonderful in due time though note well that this will require every bit of 15 years of cellar time. (92-95)”

2009 Domaine Dujac Clos St. Denis

“Discreet wood spice adds breadth to the cool and quite concentrated nose of floral notes, red raspberry and red currants precedes the intense, tension-filled and beautifully precise medium-bodied flavors that possess a very firm but buried structure on the mineral-driven and superbly long finish. This is a powerful yet refined vintage for this wine. (93-95)

2009 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses

“An extremely fresh and strikingly complex nose speaks of violets, anise, clove and cinnamon on the mélange of red and blue pinot fruit. The detailed and ultra fine middle weight flavors are also intensely mineral-driven and culminate in a posed, harmonious and explosively long finish where an interesting note of mandarin surfaces. A text book Amoureuses. (92-95)”

2009 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny Vieilles Vignes

“A fantastically complex nose offers up aromas of rose petal, violets, mint, cassis, black berry and a plethora of spice nuances that continue onto the intense and remarkably powerful imposingly constructed flavors that are blessed with buckets of dry extract that render the presently rigid tannic spine almost invisible on the impeccably and palate staining finish that seems to persist without end. I could still taste this several hours later and if given sufficient cellar time, this should be one of the great vintages for this storied wine. (94-97)”


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