2007 Coche-Dury: RARE

Posted by CrushWine

2007 J.F. Coche-Dury
The Standard by Which All Others are Measured
From the Classic 2007 Vintage

Jean-Françoise Coche sometimes seems more like a cult figure than a real-life winemaker.

He is a legend in Burgundy and arguably one of the greatest producers of Chardonnay on planet earth. Coche-Dury is to Chardonnay what DRC is to Pinot Noir; his wines command a respect, and a price, that dwarf nearly all others.

Burgundy is rarely available in large quantity; rarity, in other words, is the norm. Still, the wines of Coche-Dury are ghosts - talked about all the time, but rarely seen.

Consider that we are one of only two addresses in the U.S. to have any 2007 Coche-Dury, and while quantities are extremely limited, in the context of Coche-Dury what we have today is epic, especially given the sharp pricing.

Please review the entire lineup below including complete tasting notes.

For those who have never experienced a Coche-Dury, the 2007 village Meursault is a forceful, dramatic Meursault and worth the indulgence. No other White Burgundy can match the shocking combination of opulence and rigor. The wines, especially in classic vintages (always great for Coche) like 2007  are opulent and coating with extract - deep, pure fruit. They are incredibly juicy, sexy without apologies. Yet they are also tense, with sharp angles - dense, stony cores of acidity and mineral.

I cannot think of another producer who manages such a surreal partnership - this is "balance" at its most extreme.

While the village Meursault in 2007 is spectacular, the lieux-dits (in Meursault, Rougeots and in Puligny, Enseignières) and 1er Crus are the collectors' obsessions - demand for these wines is always intense. Because of this, all orders will be subject to confirmation and modest preference will be given to balanced orders.

To order, email us at offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2007 Coche-Dury

Special Email Bottle Price: $214.95
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Tanzer: "(from Les Chaumes des Perrieres) Bright, pale yellow. Tangy aromas of orange, peach and spices. Broad and lively, with intense fruit lifted by a near-perfect sugar/acid balance. Finishes with excellent cut. This is awfully good for a wine from seven-year-old vines."

Puligny-Montrachet "Les Enseignières"
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Tanzer: "Sexy aromas of peach and grilled nuts, plus the sulfidey complexity shown by so many of Coche's wines. Then ripe, supple and dry, with lovely lift and clarity to the mineral and floral flavors. Wonderfully juicy, pure wine with a very long, vibrant back end."

Meursault "Les Rougeots"
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Tanzer: "Pale, bright yellow. Full, powerful aromas of peach, orange and minerals; ripe, inviting and quintessential Meursault. Then broad and aromatic but classically dry in the middle palate, with captivating orange and tangerine fruit dominating. Opens dramatically on the back half to showcase the silkiness and gras of Meursault, but the long finish features superb grip. This was very promising from barrel, and it's even better in bottle."

Meursault 1er Cru "Les Caillerets"
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Tanzer: "Reticent nose offers peach, flowers and minerals. More minerally and less supple than the Rougeot; in fact this is quite taut today. The wine's crushed stone character and impression of energy are hiding its underlying fat. The long, rising, firm-edged finish is classic 2007 in style. Forget about this one for at least three or four years."

Meursault 1er Cru "Les Perrières"
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Tanzer: "Good pale yellow. Knockout orange and mineral nose projects an impression of force that continues onto the palate. A wonderfully silky wine of outstanding intensity and lift. This has the fine-grained texture of a grand cru, not to mention the combination of suavity and power that characterizes the best examples of Perrieres. The palate-staining finish features a whiplash of flavor. The candid Coche was quick to say that the crop level here was a healthy 52 hectoliters per hectare, but it tastes like half that. I should note that the finished wine is much more classic and vibrant than a more glyceral barrel sample I tried last year, and Coche has also upped his opinion of this beauty."

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