The 2007 Meursault Les Rougeots is a vintage that I have not tasted before. It has a splendid nose of Nashi pear, orange peel, pumpkin and dried honey, quite complex and becoming yeasty with aeration. The palate feels mature with an attractive oily texture with notes of dried honey, ginger, walnut and a touch of fennel. There is impressive depth toward the finish, perhaps a Coche-Dury that has reached its peak but will cruise for another decade. Tasted at Domaine Direct’s dinner at Noble Rot.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2030
Picked in late August, after a very warm spring. Deep gold. Hint of flowers and milky coffee. Complex tertiary nose. Still good edginess and lots of acidity – not soft at all. Racy, very satisfying and appetising. Crystalline – more Coche than the 2009. Dry finish. Just a slight lack of density costs it a higher score. But it’s an excellent wine. It’s a very serious, well-constituted wine.
Anticipated maturity: 2013-2030
Robert Parker 93
Invariably one of the fuller, more generous wines in the range, the tendencies of the site marry nicely with the vintage in Coche’s 2007 Meursault Les Rougeots. Exhibiting aromas of citrus oil, freshly baked bread, toasted sesame, white flowers and nashi pear, it’s medium to full-bodied, satiny and incisive, with a deep core of fruit, racy acids and chalky structuring extract. It hasn’t changed much since I last drank a bottle just over three years ago, and there’s still upside here for the patient.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2040