2009 Coche-Dury Meursault Les Rougeots #166887977
Based on 37 reviews on Cellartracker.com
Reviews 94 points Wine Advocate "Bursting from the glass with aromas of toasted sesame, pastry cream, ripe pears, vanilla pod and clear honey, Coche's 2009 Meursault Les Rougeots is medium to full-bodied, ample and layered, with fine depth and concentration at the core, ripe acids and a charming, gourmand profile. Demonstrative rather than intellectual, the 2009 Rougeots continues to drink beautifully. (WK)" 94 points Vinous "Deep but bright aromas of crushed stone and cherry-almond. Fat and opulent; stuffed with soft citrus, spice and stone flavors. A wine of impressive volume, power and fullness but rather backward today. Finishes with lovely balance and superb length.(ST)" 18 points Jancis Robinson "Pale gold with a strong greenish tinge. Really quite rich on the nose with strong savoury, actually almost salted buttery, notes. Definitely more obviously evolved than most vintages of Coche-Dury. Pure and powerful. Very smooth and satin-textured. Much broader than most wines from this domaine. Long. Only very lightly struck match-scented." (JR)
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The viticulture and vinification practices at Domaine Coche-Dury involve meticulous attention to detail. The vineyards are now entirely plowed, and a pneumatic press works alongside the traditional mechanical Vaslin. Grapes are firmly crushed before pressing, which contributes to the Coche-Dury style, and then fermented and matured in barrels with no more than 25% new wood, except for top wines. The whites are racked in July, when barrels of a given cuvée are blended and returned to cask for a second winter before being bottled cask by cask in April of their second year.
Jean-François' son, Raphaël, has continued the family's tradition of excellence since his father's retirement in 2010. No clones are planted in their vineyards, a rarity in Burgundy. Once in the cellar, vinifications are long and traditional, with extended lees contact to prevent oxidation and support the wines' freshness. New wood is used to extend cellar-aging potential and provide a clean slate for perfect fruit expression. Coche-Dury's wines are characterized by their signature reductive style and lean, racy acidity. This no doubt contributes to their long length on the palate and predictably consistent ageability.
The domaine's Chardonnay and Pinot Noir offerings come from small parcels spread over six communes: Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Auxey-Duresses, Monthelie, and Volnay. The combination of Raphaël's expertise and the outstanding vineyards has resulted in legendary wines that showcase precision, concentration, and the classic mineral qualities of their respective terroirs.