2009 Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne Eta 1-Week$5,999.99
Antonio Galloni 98 pts! Readers lucky enough to own the 2009 Corton-Charlemagne will have a hard time keeping their hands off this beauty. The warm vintage has softened some of the contours, resulting in a Charlemagne that is surprisingly accessible at a young age. All the Coche signatures are present, the edges are a bit rounded, which results in a wine of frankly extra-terrestrial beauty. Smoke, slate and crushed rocks are some of the notes that lend nuance to the expressive, silky fruit. The 2009 somehow manages to be radiant and crystalline. This is about as great as wine gets. (Drink between 2019 - 2029)
Jasper Morris 97 pts! Drunk over dinner at Restaurant Troisgros. Full, bright, fresh, clear yellow. The vintage shows youth and a little bit of heat but all is managed very nicely. Younger and tighter than I expected, and with too much power to be able to use the epithet graceful. The bottle had been opened and decanted four hours prior to serving which had I think had the unexpected effect of muting the aromatics and turning a youthful wine back in on itself. The intensity and class are absolutely there, though, and with a further hour in the glass the wine began to show the detail which was clearly waiting. At the moment there is so much flesh to this wine that it covers the characteristic stone of the appellation. Try again in five years?
Burghound 96 pts! Here the nose resembles that of the Genevrières with its mildly exotic fruit aromas that combine with rose petal, citrus, wet stone and apple scents. This is a big wine, indeed the word massive does not exaggerate the palate impact of the almost breathtakingly concentrated and powerful flavors that, despite all of the size, weight and dry extract, avoid any trace of heaviness on the extraordinarily long finish that is also borderline painfully intense. There is a very mild touch of warmth but this is a minor nit in what is a genuinely remarkable effort that should age gracefully for years. (Drink starting 2021)