Domaine Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2015 (Burgundy, France) - [VM 97+] [BH 96]

Domaine Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2015
(Burgundy, France) - [VM 97+] [BH 96]

Regular price $9,000.00 Sale price $5,999.97 Save $3,000.03

VM97+ BH96
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The Domaine was established in the 1920s by Leon Coche. Some vineyard plots with established grapevines were purchased and Leon bottled some wine himself.The vineyard land was passed down to Leon's three children, with Georges Coche taking control of his share in 1964 and continuing to run the estate and purchase new vineyard land. Jean-Francois Coche took over from his father Georges, on his fathers retirement in 1973. Jean-Francois's wife has the surname Dury which was added to the name of the estate.

Jean-Francois Coche officially retired in 2010 but there will clearly be continuity of style in the hands of his son Raphael who has been working alongside his father since 2003. There have been some changes already in the detail: the vineyards are now all ploughed, and a pneumatic press has been ordered to work alongside the old mechanical Vaslin.

The wines are firmly crushed before pressing, which must surely be a factor in the Coche-Dury style, then fermented and matured in barrels using a relatively low percentage of new wood, not exceeding 25% except for the very top wines.
Planted in 1960, this wines comes from a bare 1/3 hectare (0.8 acre).

Ratings & Reviews

97+ Points - Vinous Media:
"13.7% alcohol): Pale yellow. Profound aromas of lemon, lime and crushed rock. Ineffably silky on entry, then tightly coiled and pungently mineral in the middle palate, conveying an impression of great density without weight. No sign of hot-vintage character here! The endless crushed-rock finish conveys a powerful sense of solidity and the structure of a red wine. Raphael Coche likes this best among his 2015s for its balance but will probably hold it back for a much later release. He noted that the family's 2010 Corton-Charlemagne will be released in September, adding that the 2015 version is totally different in style but close in quality. – Stephen Tanzer (Sep 2017)

96 Points - Allen Meadows' BurgHound:
"This has already begun to change aromatically since my last review of it as the 2015 vintage character is more apparent with its very ripe white orchard fruit, floral, smoke and mildly phenolic scents. The broad-shouldered flavors are ultra-rich with so much dry extract that the mid-palate is borderline creamy and opulent while the mildly warm finish just goes on and on. This is imposingly powerful and massively constituted and should age for years. With that said, I find this lavishly opulent effort to be somewhat less refined and stylish than usual and would compare it to the 2009. (Jun 2020)