90 – 92 Points, Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate, 23rd Dec 2011
The 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin Aux Combottes opens with freshly cut flowers, sweet spices and minerals. It shows lovely energy and plenty of verve in a medium-bodied, gracious style that is immensely appealing. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
Dujac fans will be thrilled with these 2010s. They are off the charts. The most difficult thing will no doubt be finding them. Jeremy Seysses reported yields down by 30-50% across the board, although his Morey blanc was down a whopping 90%. The poor flowering and wet summer resulted in loose bunches with a high amount of shot berries. The wines came in at 12 to 12.5% potential alcohol and were lightly chaptalized. Seysses used 80-90% stems for most of the wines, a little less for some, such as the Charmes and Combettes (around 70%) and more for the Chambertin and RSV (both 100%). Unfortunately, the 2010 Morey 1er Cru was too reduced to evaluate, so I will have to wait for another opportunity to taste the wine. I also tasted the entire range of 2009s. I will report on those wines in the April issue.