Pale gold. Still quite tight and taut with masses of backbone and acidity. Very firm indeed with slightly less struck match quality than some of Coche’s wines. Extremely bracing. I suspect that in this vintage one needs ideally the extra weight of one of his premier crus. Super clean. Decant and aerate before serving – not too cool.
Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017
Robert Parker 93
After a splendid bottle last year, this 2004 Meursault from Domaine Coche-Dury did not hit the same stellar heights. It just did not show quite the same ethereal level of precision and focus as the previous example, perhaps more backward and reticent than I was expecting. It takes time but eventually that gunflint aroma begins to emerge and you start thinking about Coche-Dury. The palate is vibrant and captivating, very well defined with supremely well judged acidity, vibrant citrus lemon and mineral notes with a long finish. It is still a fabulous Meursault, but a point less than last time.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025