2018 Domaine Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin Aux Combottes Premier Cru
The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes is also performing very well, wafting from the glass with aromas of blackberries, cassis and sweet soil tones, complemented by hints of warm spices and violets. Medium to full-bodied, lively and elegant, it's seamless and enveloping, concluding with youthfully chalky grip on the finish.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Aux Combottes 1er Cru is showing a lot of promise. The floral element that I noticed from barrel has become more accentuated now that the wine is in bottle and marries beautifully with the black cherry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins. Just a little gaminess comes through with a fleshy finish that disguises the structure underneath. There is a pinch of cracked black pepper on the aftertaste. Excellent.
Neal Martin - Vinous
An admirably discreet application of wood frames the very pretty and equally perfumed nose that flashes ripe notes of cassis, red currant and an impressive range of spice and floral elements. The medium weight flavors are not especially dense though the mid-palate texture is refined and lilting, all wrapped in a dusty, youthfully austere and complex finish. I like the sense of energy and while firm, this is not so structured as to be unapproachable after only 5-ish or so years. With that said, it's built to reward 12+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Glowing purple, with some elegance to the nose despite the richness of the fruit, liqueur cherries, delicious fruity which totally covers the structure. This is going to make a gorgeous bottle, balanced and long.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy