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2013 Coche-Dury Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères

2-bottle Lot

ITEM 8467027 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased from a private collector

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2013 Coche-Dury Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères

RATINGS

92Vinous / IWC

...signature trait of white chocolate on the nose, flanked by aromas of white flowers and maybe heightened marine-like notes... The palate is imbued with exquisite balance... and suggesting an element of botrytised fruit that contrasts with what feels like a malic/steely finish. So much energy here...

91Burghound.com

A brooding, cool and distinctly citrus and floral-dominated nose displays hints of wood and white-fleshed fruit scents. There is excellent tension and precision to the attractively textured flavors that culminate in a racy, energetic and bone dry finish where a saline component emerges...

90The Wine Advocate

...opens nicely with aeration. The palate is very well balanced with precise acidity. It feels like a harmonious...with crisp lime and Granny Smith apples furnishing the finish...

17Jancis Robinson

PRODUCER

Coche-Dury

Domaine Coche-Dury in Meursault, Burgundy, is renowned for its Corton-Charlemagne and Meursault-Perrieres. The 26.4 acres estate is owned by Jean-Francois Coche-Dury, who is one of Burgundy’s most respected producers. Vineyards are planted to Chardonnay, Aligote, Gamay and Pinot Noir. Though the estate is known for its white wines, it also makes a small amount of red wine. About 5,000 bottles of the two signature wines are made each year. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that Jean-Francois Coche-Dury “produces some of the region’s longest-lived, most aromatically complex, and compellingly textured white wines.”

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet, Les Enseigneres

Puligny-Montrachet, according to Burgundy writer Clive Coates, “is the greatest white wine commune on earth.” Though other reviewers are not always as extravagant in their praise, there is no question that the appellation’s wines are generally the most lauded Chardonnays in the world. Puligny-Montrachet the commune is tiny, with fewer than 500 residents. Yet the appellation named for it has 1,250 acres of vineyards, including 76 acres of Grands Crus and 247 acres of Premiers Crus. Its four famous Grands Crus are Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet and Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet. There are 26 Premiers Crus completely or partly in the appellation. The Premiers and Grands Crus vineyards are on slopes that eventually rise to 1,300 feet and become total rock. In his admiration for this appellation, Coates added “The top Montrachets, Chevaliers and Bâtards are wines to drink on bended knees, with heartfelt and humble thanks.”

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, AOC (AC)

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.