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2011 Coche-Dury Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrieres #166887963


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Based on 14 reviews on Cellartracker.com

Reviews 93 points Wine Advocate "The 2011 Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrieres has a complex bouquet with hints of granite and limestone sprinting out of the blocks first, subsequently followed by bruised apple and honeysuckle aromas joining the chorus line. The palate is very precise on the entry with hints of passion fruit and orange zest, before it fans out with an almost clinical yet understated finish. What a beautiful, quintessential Genevrieres! (NM)" 94 points Vinous "Lively aromas of honey, minerals and crushed stone. Generous, sappy and brisk, offering lovely balance to its generous spice and mineral flavors. Finishes with excellent sappy length and an enticing floral perfume. These millerande grapes were barely affected by the late-June heat spike, according to Raphael Coche. (ST)" 91 points Burghound "While here too there is some reduction in this case it is less pronounced and is trimmed in soft oak nuances. There is a wonderfully seductive mouth feel to the more obviously mineral-infused medium-bodied flavors that culminate in a lingering finish where both citrus and firm mineral nuances are discernable. In sum, 2011 is a good but not sensational vintage for the Coche Genevrieres. (AM)"

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About Coche-Dury

Jean-François Coche-Dury, described by Robert Parker as "one of the greatest winemakers on planet earth," is known for producing exceptionally intense, powerful, and long-lived wines. The small yields and precise winemaking techniques give these wines their distinctive character and intensity, with top wines spending 22 months in barriques, undergoing light fining but never filtration before bottling.

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.

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