1990 Coche-Dury - Corton-Charlemagne 750ml

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BH 96   WA 96-100   WS 94  
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Burghound | Rating: 96

From 750 ml this is perhaps not quite as fresh as from magnum but otherwise, the nose is exactly the same: this is a giant of a wine with simply unbelievable aromatic complexity of green apple, obvious minerality, white flowers and a subtle note of anise followed by powerful, full-bodied, sappy flavors blessed with massive amounts of dry extract and length that I could taste 2 days later. This rivals if not surpasses the reference standard '89 and is a genuinely great wine by any definition. This could be approached now with pleasure though it will benefit from another year or two in bottle. ¡

Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: Archive

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 96-100

Tasted four times, with my notes ranging from perfection to extraordinary.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 89

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Exceptionally well-made wine that's huge, yet refined. There's a symphony of flavors, including coconut, apple and pineapple, with a fine backbone of acidity.

Drink Dates: 1997+


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Average rating: 92, based on 3 reviews
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23 bottles owned by 9 collectors.

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About This Producer


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.

Wine Varietal: Chardonnay


Arguably the best dry white wine grape out there, Chardonnay is grown all over the globe. In addition to being the backbone of fine white Burgundies, Chardonnay is also one of the three major grape varieties used in producing Champagne. Susceptible to a myriad of complications, Chardonnay berries are relatively small, thin-skinned, fragile, and oxidize easily. Chardonnay grapes can be sensitive to winemaking techniques and more difficult to handle from harvest to bottling than many other varieties. Some producers will use malolactic fermentation (where harsher malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid and carbon dioxide) to reduce crispness and acidity and add a creamy, buttery texture to wines. The "oaky" character of some Chardonnays comes from fermenting or aging which takes place in oak barrels. Once barrel-aged, Chardonnay may take on notes of vanilla or toast. While Chardonnay is produced worldwide, the best can be found in France, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Chardonnay include mineral, green apple, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, butter and smokiness.

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