Domaine Dujac Wine Tasting at Wine Watch Wine Bar

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 07:30 PM

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We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.

Carl Jung


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The stars did not seem to be in line for the Domaine Leroy tasting tomorrow night so we have moved it to Saturday night, it looks like it will be a small turnout but that just means more Leroy for me to drink so I’m fine with that!!

We are still open from 6:30 to 11pm tomorrow night, Thursday June 22nd for regular service with the menu below and our selection of Cheese and Charcoutierie. 

We have an incredible collection of another one of Burgundy’s elite producers here at Wine Watch so I figured before all of these wines are sold we should open a few of  these bottles for scientific purposes, IE to see how they are drinking right now.  This is an incredible line-up of Domaine Dujac wines going back over 20 years!  This tasting is limited to 12 tasters and is $295 + tax.   For reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.

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Domain Dujac Tasting at Wine Watch Wine Bar
Saturday, June 1st
7:30pm

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2004 Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis
Price: $95.00       Sale $83.60          Tasting Week $76.00
Quantity in Stock: 6

(90 points) The Seysses family is widely known outside the region; this wine is from their home village. A firm, but still silky wine, with big fruits and pure, ripe strawberry and red plum flavors. (3/2007) Wine Enthusiast

 

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2006 Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis
Price: $119.00    Sale $104.72       Tasting Week $95.20
Quantity in Stock: 18

"Moderate reduction knocks down the nose though earthy dark berry fruit aromas are able to escape the funk though the rich, full and serious flavors are expressive, concentrated and textured with firm if not aggressive structure on the nicely long finish." (Burghound, 01/08) Allen Meadows

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2008 Domaine Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes
Price: $229.00    Sale $201.52       Tasting Week $183.20
Quantity in Stock: 11

(92 points) The 2008 Gevrey-Chambertin Aux Combottes dazzles for its vibrant red fruit. Sweet floral, spiced notes add complexity as the wine opens up in the glass. This is a totally impeccable, harmonious Burgundy with tons of Gevrey character. (5/2011) Vinous

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1995 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
Price: $995.00    Sale $875.60    Tasting Week $796.00
Quantity in Stock: 1

(92 points) Domaine Dujac's finest wine in 1995 is the Clos De La Roche. It possesses powerful aromas of sweet black fruits. In the mouth, the wine explodes with dark berries, rocks, iron, and roasted spice, all embedded in this chewy, velvety-textured, medium-bodied wine. Possessing copious amounts of soft, ripe tannins, this feminine wine should be cellared for 8 years before enjoying it over the subsequent 7+. (PR) (6/1997) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

1996 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
Price: $1150.00    Sale $1012.00   Tasting Week $920.00
Quantity in Stock: 3

(96 points) Dujac’s 1996 Clos de La Roche is served last, but its pedigree comes through loud and clear in seemingly endless aromas and flavors that dazzle. Savory herbs, rose petal and soft, supple fruit cress the palate in this gorgeous Burgundy. The 1996 is just entering the early part of its maturity. It should drink well for another decade or two. This is a magnificent showing from the Seysses family. (AG) (7/2014) Vinous

1997 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
Price: $495.00    Sale $435.60        Tasting Week $396.00
Quantity in Stock: 1

(93 points)  The first-rate 1997 Clos de la Roche has exuberant aromas of red fruits and licorice. This is a wine that combines Dujac's trademark elegance with power, density, and jammy, super-ripe flavors. Candied berries, chocolate-covered cherries, and red currant liqueur are found in this medium to full-bodied, complex, and mouth-coating offering. (PR) (10/1999) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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2001 Domaine Dujac Echezeaux Grand Cru
Price: $495.00    Sale $435.00        Tasting Week $396.00
Quantity in Stock: 8

(92 points)  A seductive black cherry fruit nose with abundant Vosne spice notes is just beginning to display hints of secondary development before introducing big, rich, full and mouth coating flavors that evidence a fine sense of underlying minerality and excellent finishing intensity. While this could be drunk now with pleasure, for my taste I would advise cellaring it for another 2 to 5 years first, depending on your taste of course. Whatever window that you choose, it should be well worth the wait as this is really lovely juice. Tasted twice recently with consistent notes. (11/2011) Allen Meadows - Burghound

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2005 Domaine Dujac Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
Price: $495.00    Sale $435.00        Tasting Week  $396.00
Quantity in Stock: 17

A great vintage and although by most expert’s standards still too young we are drinking this bottle for scientific purposes!

"Concentrated and fresh but backward, with very ripe flavors of jammy morello cherry and cinnamon...powerful style of Charmes, but with subtle finishing minerality." (92+ points) Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, March 2008

 

Menu

Deconstructed Beef Bourguignon

Warm Epoisses with Cherry Compote and Puff Pastry

 

There are 12 seats available for this event and the price is $295 per person + tax.  For Reservations call 954-523-9463 or email andy@winewatch.com

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There are Burgundy domaines which are long-established and long-renowned, having estate-bottled for 50 years or more.  There are others which have only recently become stars, because it is only in the last decade that they have themselves bottled a significant portion of their produce, though they might have been producing wine for generations.  And there is a third category - domaines which have been created from scratch.  Of these, none has had such a meteoric rise to super-stardom than the Domaine Dujac in Morey-Saint-Denis.  It is still less than 50 years since proprietor Jacques Seysses first arrived to work in Burgundy, and 2014 represents only the 47th vintage of his wines.  The quality of the Seysses wine was recognized from the outset, and the reputation of Domaine Dujac has not looked back since.

Jacques Seysses was born in 1941.  His father, Louis, was president of a club of wealthy continental oenophiles and gastronomes dedicated to the art of good living.  Three star restaurants and five star wine domaines were the happy hunting grounds of these ladies and gentlemen, and from an early age Jacques was party to the entertainment.  He remembers being taken to the legendary Parisian restaurant, La Tour d'Argent, at the age of 7 and visiting Ramonet and the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti when his father went down to Burgundy to re-stock his cellar.  "Thanks to my father I drank the great 1934's and 1929's in their prime.  He gave me a marvelous introduction to all the best domaines and châteaux in Burgundy and Bordeaux.  My yardsticks were implanted from an early age."  After college Jacques took a job in marketing in his father's business, but as Jacques says: "I was always more interested in creating a product, not just selling it."  In 1966 at the age of 25, he set out for Burgundy and spent two vintages in Volnay.  Shortly thereafter Jacques Seysses knew that his destiny was to become a vigneron, and he began an earnest search for vineyard property.  The core of the future Domaine Dujac was purchased in late 1967 from the Domaine Marcel Graillet in Morey-Saint-Denis - a parcel of 13 acres that included land in Clos de la Roche, Clos Saint-Denis, and Gevrey-Chambertin, Les Combottes.  Because he could not make a living by wine alone, he continued to work in the family business.  As other suitable land came up for sale, he slowly and carefully enlarged his domaine.

Jacques Seysses' first vintage was the unfortunate 1968 - one of the most deplorable vintages in the last fifty years.  He sold it all off in bulk.  However, the legendary 1969 vintage brought good fortune; and through his father's contacts Jacques Seysses gained entry into the top restaurants in France.  Jacques packed and delivered the wine himself and sold other bottles to his family and friends.  A year or so later, thanks to an introduction from Aubert de Villaine, the co-proprietor of Romanée-Conti, Colonel Frederick Wildman visited his cellars to taste the 1969's and 1970's.  This was Domaine Dujac's first opening into the US market.  On the domestic front, recognition came very quickly. The influential French food and wine magazine, Gault Millau, published a favorable article in the early 1970's after discovering Domaine Dujac through the then three star restaurant Vivarois in Paris.  Jacques Seysses was soon besieged by private customers.  This exposure in the top restaurants of France also gave him a foothold in Britain.  By 1973 Jacques Seysses resigned from the family business and moved to Burgundy to devote fulltime to his wine career.  He extended the cellar, and the Domaine Dujac was up and running.  Today the Domaine Dujac covers 28 acres and produces wine from 11 appellations.  The Clos de la Roche is arguably the best wine in the cellar.

Jacques Seysses is a great believer in clones, and was one of the first in Burgundy to appreciate their importance. "Before 1978 we had no clones in production at the domaine and the average age of the Dujac vines was very old.  I did a lot of replanting between 1978 and 1983, all with clones, and I am very satisfied with the results."  He has consistently been against filtration and over manipulation of his pinot noir fruit.  Since 1987 he has had Christophe Morin, a native of the Loire, working for him as winemaker.  "This was my best investment of all", says Jacques.  Morin also works the vines of the Domaine de L'Arlot of Nuits-Saint-Georges.  Over the years the winemaking style at Domaine Dujac has undergone subtle changes; but there is, and always has been, a lot of new wood in the Dujac cellar.  In 1976 Jacques Seysses was party to a research project into the effect of new oak.  He found he that he consistently gave higher marks to the wines in new wood; and since then, he has put all his grands and premiers crus wines entirely in 100% new oak.  Although we have praised Dujac's wines in great vintages, we feel that he sometimes overdoes the new oak in lesser vintages when there is not enough fruit to support the wood.

The white wines of Domaine Dujac are just coming to be known in the United States and around the world.  In discussing his philosophy of whites, Seysses says:  "My taste is for the fruit above all.  Why wait 10 years if the wine is already delicious at five years old?"  He has produced a small amount of Morey-Saint-Denis Blanc since 1986.  Beginning in 1985 he initiated a separate enterprise known as Druid Wines in order to purchase high quality fruit from several select growers in Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault.  The project belongs to his wife Rosalind's side of the family.  The rather unusual and almost haunting name was chosen because Rosalind's mother discovered by chance that there had been an ancient family of Druids called Seysses in Toulouse, the town where Jacques was born.  Twenty-five total barrels are bought in every year from one grower in Puligny-Montrachet and several growers in the Meursault vineyards of Le Limozin and Les Clous.  Fortunately for us in America, Druid Wines are sold only outside the European community.

Jacques Seysses produces wines which reflect his own taste and personality.  Twenty-five years of experience has proved that this is a style which is enthusiastically appreciated throughout the world.  His success is well-deserved, and the critics have been raving for decades.  Clive Coates rates Dujac as a five-star domaine, and the inimitable Robert Parker has equal five star praise and states in his epic book Burgundy:  "Domaine Dujac is one of the very finest estates in Burgundy.  Proprietor Jacques Seysses is one of the most influential and innovative winemakers in the Côte d'Or, and his wines are always among its most elegant, flavorful, and complex."

 

A beautiful Collection of Vintage Domaine Dujac everything is at 20% off for the week of the event!!

 

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1995 Domaine Dujac Echezeaux Grand Cru
Price: $595.00    Sale  $505.75       Tasting Week $476
Quantity in Stock: 1

1995 Domaine Dujac Clos St. Denis Grand Cru
Price: $595.00    Sale  $505.75       Tasting Week $476
Quantity in Stock: 2

1995 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
Price: $995.00    Sale  $845.75       Tasting Week $796
Quantity in Stock: 1

1996 Domaine Dujac Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru
Price: $595.00    Sale $523.60       Tasting Week  $476
Quantity in Stock: 12

1996 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
Price: $1150.00    Sale $977.50     Tasting Week $920
Quantity in Stock: 3

Spicy fruit and floral aromas of impressive complexity are framed by gentle oak that continues onto the round yet focused flavors offering excellent depth and length. This has everything it needs to be great and should age effortlessly. Note: I have experienced some mild inconsistency with this wine as one bottle was not at all at the same level of quality. BH

-2001 Domaine Dujac Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
Price: $395.00    Sale  $335.75       Tasting Week $316
Quantity in Stock: 1

2002 Domaine Dujac Clos St. Denis Grand Cru
Price: $895.00    Sale  $760.75       Tasting week $716.00
Quantity in Stock: 3

2008 Domaine Dujac Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
Price: $249.00    Sale  $211.65       Tasting Week $199.2
Quantity in Stock: 4

2008 Domaine Dujac Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts
Price: $295.00    Sale  $250.75       Tasting Week $236.00
Quantity in Stock: 8

2008 Domaine Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes
Price: $229.00    Sale  $194.65       Tasting Week $183.20
Quantity in Stock: 11

2010 Domaine Dujac Gevrey Chambertin Aux Combottes
Price: $350.00    Sale Price: $295.00           Tasting Week $280.00
Quantity in Stock: 4

(90-92 points) 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. Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012

2012 Domaine Dujac Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
Price: $1348.00    Sale  $1145.80  Tasting Week $1078.40
Quantity in Stock: 3

(98 Points) The 2012 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru has a perfumed, floral, violet-scented bouquet that translates the vagaries of the vineyard and demonstrates life-affirming vivacity. The palate is very refined with superb tannins, the oak just a little more pronounced here, but married with the succulent black fruit with just a hint of black coffee on the long, peacock's tail finish. This is exquisite: one of the best Bonnes-Mares that I have tasted in 2012.  eRobertParker.com (Neal Martin)

2012 Domaine Dujac Clos St Denis Grand Cru
Price: $698.00    Sale  $593.30       Tasting Week $558.40
Quantity in Stock: 3

(97 Points) The 2012 Clos Saint Denis Grand Cru has an intense, broody bouquet with dark plum, blackcurrant, undergrowth and mushroom scents that unfold in the glass. The palate is very well balanced, the tannins a little chalkier than the Echezeaux with great tension on the spicy finish. Superb persistency here with a lovely savory, cured meat note emerging with aeration. This grand cru performed so well in 2012 due to wines such as this.  eRobertParker.com (Neal Martin)

 

2012 Domaine Dujac Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts 1er Cru
Price: $279.00    Sale  $237.15       Tasting Week $223.20
Quantity in Stock: 6

"The 2012 Vosne-Romanée Les Beaux Monts is textured  and seamless on the palate. Spice, iron and tobacco notes meld into layers of expressive dark red fruit in a wine that impresses for its balance, persistence and totally sublime

personality. Today the Beaux Monts is remarkably open and resonant, but is also likely showing only a hint of its true potential." 93-95 Antonio Galloni

 

 

Maison/Domaine Leroy also at 20% Off this week!!

 

Our tasting is rescheduled to Saturday Night and we are also giving you 20% off on all Leroy wines for the week of this event!!

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1985 Maison Leroy Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru
Price: $995.00    Your Price: $875.60          Tasting Week $796
Quantity in Stock: 1

1985 Leroy Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques
Price: $795.00    Your Price: $699.60          Tasting Week $636
Quantity in Stock: 3

1985 Leroy Gevrey Chambertin Estournels St Jacques
Price: $795.00    Your Price: $699.60          Tasting Week $636
Quantity in Stock: 3

1988 Domaine Leroy Richebourg Grand Cru
Price: $4495.00    Your Price: $3955.60      Tasting Week $3596
Quantity in Stock: 4

1990 Maison Leroy Nuits St. Georges Aux Boudots
Price: $995.00    Your Price: $875.60          Tasting Week $796
Quantity in Stock: 2

(94 Points) Of the five outstanding offerings from the village of Nuits St.-Georges, the most exotic and flashy is the Nuits St.-Georges-Aux Boudots. The huge nose of roasted meats, pure black-raspberries, and herbs soars from the glass. Full-bodied, with layer upon layer of rich, unctuous Pinot fruit, this super-concentrated, voluptuously textured wine is so rich that the formidable tannin levels are nearly concealed. The finish goes on and on. +

1990 Leroy Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
 Price: $2895.00    Your Price: $2547.60     Tasting Week $2316
Quantity in Stock: 4

2005 Domaine Leroy Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Narbantons
Price: $995.00    Your Price: $875.60          Tasting Week $796
Quantity in Stock: 9

(92 Points) Insiders have long known that one of the treasures of the Leroy portfolio is the Savigny Les Beaune-Les Narbantons. Consistently the finest wine made in that appellation, it achieves grand cru quality because of its extraordinary richness and multidimensional character. The 1990 is awesome. The forceful bouquet, which is just beginning to form, soars from the glass, offering up aromas of minerals, toasty oak, and gobs of black fruit. In the mouth, there is magnificent richness, medium to full-body, and a layered, multi-dimensional, chewy texture that goes on and on. The moderate tannins are nearly obscured by the wine's sweet concentration of fruit.  Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2005 Domaine Leroy Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts
Price: $1195.00    Your Price: $1051.60      Tasting Week $956
Quantity in Stock: 7

(93-96 Points) Tasting note: A step up in elegance and refinement with strikingly pure and airy ripe black fruit aromas redolent of the classic Asian spices that certainly can be found on the detailed, balanced and minerally flavors that are more refined and less robust than the Brulées yet the focus, harmony and transparency are truly stunning. This is reference standard quality and it's entirely possible that this will be the best Leroy Beaux Monts ever made. This is definitely one of those 'wow' wines. Highly recommended. BH Tasted: Jan 01, 2007 Score: 93-96 Drink: 2017+ Comments: Don't miss! Outstanding, Issue #25

2005 Domaine Leroy Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
Price: $2295.00    Your Price: $2019.60      Tasting Week $1836
Quantity in Stock: 9

 2005 Domaine Leroy Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru
Price: $2950.00    Your Price: $2596.00      Tasting Week $2360
Quantity in Stock: 4

2006 Domaine Leroy Vosne-Romanee Les Beaux Monts
Price: $995.00    Your Price: $875.60          Tasting Week $796
Quantity in Stock: 3

2007 Domaine Leroy Chambertin Grand Cru
Price: $2950.00    Your Price: $2596.00      Tasting Week $2360
Quantity in Stock: 2

2007 Domaine Leroy Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Narbantons
Price: $595.00    Your Price: $523.60          Tasting Week $476
Quantity in Stock: 23

Les Narbantons is a Premier Cru climat in the southern part of the Savigny-les-Beaune appellation in Burgundy. Situated on the slopes above the Rhoin river valley, the vineyard is planted predominantly to Pinot Noir, which performs well in the terroir here. Les Narbantons Premier Cru wines are concentrated, with a fine but definite tannin structure and earthy fruit flavors.

The vineyard is one of the largest in the Savigny-les-Beaune appellation, covering nearly 25 acres (10ha) of land on the edge of the Mont Battois hill. Les Narbantons is unusual in that it has a northeasterly aspect and receives less exposure to sunlight than other vineyards along the Cote d'Or, which face predominantly southeast. Les Narbanton's neighboring climats, Les Jarrons and Les Rouvrettes, have a similar aspect.

2007 Domaine Leroy Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Boudots
Price: $650.00    Your Price: $572.00          Tasting Week $520
Quantity in Stock: 19

The  «Les  Boudots»  vineyards  is  bordering  the  Premier  Cru  vineyards  of  Vosne Romanée, at the northern edge of the Nuits Saint Georges appellation.

 2007 Leroy Vosne Romanne Les Beaux Monts Premier Cru
Price: $795.00    Your Price: $699.60          Tasting Week $636
Quantity in Stock: 2

Vosne-Romanée, famous the world over for its Grand Crus, also produces some Premier Crus capable of competing with the best. The iron-based soil just north of Nuits Saint-Georges is absolutely ideal for the growing of Pinot Noir.

2007 Domaine Leroy Nuits St. Georges Aux Allots
Price: $425.00    Your Price: $374.00          Tasting Week $340
Quantity in Stock: 24

Aux Allots covers 7.96ha of vineyards. There is a rich clay soil here with plenty of water from small springs – probably the name derives from a reference to water (à l’eau ?) – providing ample-bodied red Pinot Noir Nuits St Georges wines. This type of soil does better in drier years when it retains water, but would suffer in a wetter vintage.

 2007 Leroy Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres Premier Cru
 Price: $450.00    Your Price: $396.00         Tasting Week $360
Quantity in Stock: 21

(90 points)  The 2005 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Lavieres smells of sandalwood, cocoa powder, and lightly-cooked black cherry. Strikingly creamy, polished and plush on the palate, with vividly concentrated cherry fruit and meat juices, it finishes sweet and rich but with strong underlying tannins and stony, alkaline mineral notes. (6/2007) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2007 Domaine Leroy Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru
Price: $2150.00    Your Price: $1892.00      Tasting Week $1720
Quantity in Stock: 6

Latricières-Chambertin is one of the eight grand cru vineyards in Gevrey-Chambertin, one of Burgundy's most famous villages. It lies on the Côte d'Or, just south of the famous Chambertin vineyard and above Mazoyères-Chambertin, and is planted exclusively to Pinot Noir. Latricières-Chambertin wines tend to be slightly more rustic than Gevrey-Chambertin's other grand cru vineyards.


2007 Leroy Romanee St Vivant Grand Cru
Price: $1975.00    Your Price: $1738.00      Tasting Week $1580
Quantity in Stock: 2

(95 Points) Dark berries and dark, mossy, humus-rich forest floor, saline, crustacean-reduction, and oyster flesh mineral-animal savor, sweetly ripe raspberry, all follow from the nose across a sumptuously rich palate, and into a prodigious, saliva-inducing finish. A trace of warmth (rare in the present collection) doesn't detract noticeably from what is an extraordinary performance. Follow it over the next 20 years.

My tasting notes from earlier this year:  An exotic nose that has a toasted caramel like note to it along with a host of exotic spices, raspberry liqueur and a lovely perfumed character to the finish, bright fruit and velvet like tannins, very exotic and this vintage is drinking beautifully right now, a nice savory quality to the finish and incredible length would lead me to believe you can keep this wine for another decade or more in the cellar but it is hard to resist right now!  Finish 50+  Most Excellent