Domaine Coche-Dury Meursault Rouge 2019
(Burgundy, France) - [DM 95] [WA 91] [VM 90]
Regular price $600.00 Sale price $399.97 Save $200.03
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.
From a mere 0.12 hectares (.33 acres) planted in 1980.
Ratings & Reviews
95 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"The hauntingly aromatic character of the fruit recalls for Coche the seductive aroma of the cherries that grow nearby. More than a fruit bomb, though, there is plenty of grippy concentration and freshness to enliven the soft red fruit aromas and lead the wine to a lingering finish. Pleasant now, this has the substance to age for the mid-term. Coche-Dury has 0.23ha of village Meursault planted in the lieu-dit of La Barre." – Charles Curtis (Sep 2021)
91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2019 Meursault Rouge is showing especially well, delivering a generous bouquet of raspberries, blackberries, warm spices and raw cocoa. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and charming, with lively acids and powdery tannins, it will be unusually approachable young by the standards of a bottling that typically demands a little patience" – William Kelley (Jan 2022)
90 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2019 Meursault Village Rouge has a not dissimilar bouquet to the Auxey-Duresses Rouge: red cherries, wild strawberry, a pastille-like quality. The palate is well balanced with a touch of white pepper from the 10-15% whole bunch, well defined, a vein of black pepper towards the finish. – Neal Martin (Dec 2021)