Domaine Coche-Dury

 The fundamentals of Domaine Coche-Dury's greatness, as I emphasized last year, remain the same: high-quality viticulture, a rare aptitude—which seems to have been passed down from father to son—for knowing how hard to press and for how long, careful choice of barrels and long, patient and meticulously supervised fermentations and élevage. - William Kelley, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Domaine Coche-Dury 2018s have arrived. And with what spectacular timing! These are amongst the most heavenly and perfect white wines on the planet. Words cannot but fail to capture the rare beauty of these wines which must be experienced by anyone interested in the pinnacle of White Burgundy. They combine precise and energetic reduction, ripeness and pillowy chalk, intense and savory dry extract and tangy acidity which is nevertheless perfectly integrated. Their reds (including the rarely seen Meursault Rouge) are not to be overlooked. They are intensely floral, with high-toned red fruit and notably elegant, mineral spines. Quantities on most of these cuvées are unsurprisingly small, so don't delay. Critical comment on a few choice cuvées follows.

The 2018 Meursault Rougeots has a beautifully defined bouquet of fine focus and mineralité, featuring touches of lemon curd and orange blossom and flecks of white chocolate hand-in-hand with praline emerging with time. The palate is well balanced with a lightly spiced opening and impressive depth. This Rougeots is surfeit with tension, and the very sappy, saliva-inducing finish leaves you begging for more. - Neal Martin, Vinous

2018 Meursault Village - The wine is very promising indeed, unwinding in the glass with aromas of struck match, crisp orchard fruit and citrus oil, complemented by subtle hints of praline and sesame. Medium to full-bodied, with impressive cut and tension in this often rather open-knit vintage, it's elegantly textural and nicely concentrated, with tangy acids and a youthfully chalky finish. Expect it to put on weight with some time in bottle. - William Kelley, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2018 Meursault Village Rouge offers copious aromas of red cherry and blueberry fruit, cranberry jus and touches of rose petal. The palate is chewy on the entry, a little tough at the moment but possessing plenty of matière and delivering spicy dark berry and mulberry fruit toward the grippy finish. Precocious. - Neal Martin, Vinous


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