This is one of those wines you would enjoy even if you could only smell.
We drank this wine at 55f and allowed to warm over two hours.
A vibrant nose that kept changing over time. Very floral early, then showing some nuttiness, caramel and smoke as the wine warmed. Throughout the wine was showing peach, green apple and some lemon oil all balanced against spiciness and acidity that leaves the mouth watering. The wine was showing more of a baked pear profile towards the end.
With the acidity of this wine and such full bodied fruit still showing, I'm thinking the best is yet to come as the oak integrates a touch more in the coming years.
You do know how to celebrate and live. This wine has always been a bucket list item for me. Thanks for letting us live vicariously through your TN's. Any specific celebration with these amazing wines?
Life without wine?...... Yeah Right.
The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living - Socrates
"Wine....offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than possibly any other purely sensory thing which may be purchased" ERNEST HEMINGWAY (1889-1961)
IW, I understand you putting this in your bucket list, but I'm often surprised how many wine enthusiast have never heard of it.
One of our businesses had an excellent year.
It's possible it's unfamilar to many because it is a white wine situated in a price range that is not realistic for most. Their Corton Charlemagne specifically has a tiny production, so there's just not a lot of it out there to be aware of! Even their Mersaults are expensive and very limited in availability.
I only heard of Coche Dury 5-6 years ago, and discovered it quite by accident. It's another producer that I'll most likely never taste, unless I happen to be wandering by a table with an empty stem when you have your next celebration !!
I believe I've had but one vintage, one older than 2002. I prefer the Bonneau du Martray, but one Coche Dury is not a big enough sample size. Your opinion, w+a?
Just one more sip.
Bonneau du Martray is special, not Coche, but very special indeed and fairly priced.
The 2008 is a must buy wine from Martray.
Coche Dury should be on every Burgundy's bucket list but I may be hard pressed as well to get a bottle of their Corton-Charlemagne into my cellar unfortunately. They're priced even above many Montrachets and from purely from personal experience, things ending in Montrachet have outperformed things ending in Charlemagne.
I do hear however comparing Coche-Dury's Corton to the rest of the pack is inconceivable.
...hmm, still thinking about this comment.
Hopefully, someday, I will have enough experience to offer an opinion in this debate. But for now, just a spectator
Hawk, perhaps the theme next time we drink wine together.
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