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2005 Domaine Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / CORTON-CHARLEMAGNE
  • 95 WA
  • 98 IWC
  • 98 JR
  • Variety
    Chardonnay

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SKU: 48540-2005-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2005 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru was difficult to evaluate and appears to be entering a transitional state between youth and maturity. On the nose, appealing aromas of preserved citrus, chamomile and toasted sesame mingle with notes of brioche, nutmeg and struck match. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and concentrated, with chewy extract and considerable depth, but it is seemingly missing some of the energy and tension that I have previously found in this domaine's 2005s. While aging contemporary white Burgundy is admittedly the preserve of optimists, I'd be inclined to forget this for a few years and hope that its glories reemerge, because when this Corton-Charlemagne is showing all its cards, it's close to perfection.
    Drink Dates: 2019 - 2030
    Author: William Kelley
    Issue: 236
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 98

    Steely aromas of citrus peel, apple blossom, wet stone and nutmeg; an essence of this grand cru. Wonderfully sweet and rich, gaining breadth and texture as it mounts on the back half. As dense as this is, it's all about energy and verve today. A monumental, utterly complete Corton-Charlemagne that combines extraordinary subtlety and complexity with intense, palate-staining minerality. As long as anything I've tasted from this vintage.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2007
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 19

    Very particular year with lots of water pressure - drier than 2003 in fact. Very healthy grapes but if anything a shortage of juice and the wine is very slightly astringent still. Raphael talks of tannin in whites in this vintage. Very rich, exotic nose - really dramatic. Very sweet - almost crŠme pƒtissiŠre. Certainly not juicy and the wine has lots of chew and substance and, apparently, alcohol. You want to wait a while for this. Smells almost chalky and with definitely chewiness. Solid and dense, full and very, very solid. A bit of a sergeant-major of a wine. Firm with a very particular character.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Vinous | Rating: 100

    Is the 2005 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru the greatest white Burgundy ever to grace this Earth? Certainly it lies at the pinnacle of anything I have encountered and let’s be brutally honest, it lays to waste almost every other Corton-Charlemagne that I have ever tasted. This was the fourth time that I have drunk this behemoth and it has always flirted with perfection. Now I am convinced. It is blessed with a breathtaking bouquet, so penetrating, with razor-sharp precision, shucked oyster shell, hints of yellow flower, wet limestone and sea cave. The palate has a sense of balletic balance, a killer line of acidity, a Corton-Charlemagne brimming with energy. It is intense but not powerful per se, fanning out gloriously towards the mineral-rich finish with veins of Clementine and Japanese yuzu, but the key being that mineral tension. Astonishing. Legendary. Tasted at Taillevent restaurant in Paris.
    Drink Dates: 2020 - 2060
    Author: Neal Martin
    Issue: Jul 2018
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  • According to Robert Parker, "Jean-Francois Coche-Dury is one of the greatest winemakers on planet Earth." Parker' impassioned reverence to this estate in the late '80s brought its appeal worldwide, but neither triple digit scores nor critical acclaim need speak for the insanely low yields and meticulous winemaking that give Domaine Coche-Dury its mystique.

    Approximately half of the domaine's nine hectares of vineyards are situated around its hometown of Meursault, and although Coche is best known for Chardonnay, the domaine also bottles six exquisite Pinot Noirs. Famous for the extensive oak treatment and a staggering 22 months in barrel, Coche Dury's finest wines, such as Corton Charlemagne and Meursault Perrieres, have power, concentration, purity, and depth balanced by vibrant acidity for extreme longevity.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 59 bottles owned
    • 23 collectors