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Tasting Notes for Le Montrachet - Jadot, Louis, 1996:
The Montrachet exhibits earth, wild mushroom, smoke, and mineral aromas as well as a hugely concentrated, extracted, and intensely complex personality. Copious quantities of Brazil nuts, gravel, spiced pears, buttered toast, and flowers saturate the palate in this velvety-textured, magnificently balanced, and full-bodied block-buster. Its admirably long finish appears to last close to 40 seconds. Wine Advocate # 115 Feb 1998
Parker Points: 95-97
Drinking Period: 2006-2015
Tasting Notes for Meursault Les Perrieres - Coche Dury, 1989:
Jean-Francois Coche-Dury's 1989 Meursault-Perrieres smells and tastes as if it were a Montrachet. If there is one premier cru vineyard in Burgundy that merits elevation to grand cru status, it must be Les Perrieres in Meursault. The huge nose of minerals, lemons, apple blossoms, and buttered toast is followed by a wine with immense richness, massive structure, and layer upon layer of Chardonnay fruit. This wine is crammed with enough glycerin, extract, alcohol, and intensity to evolve for at least 10 or more years. However, it is impossible to resist at the moment given its extreme richness. This is a winemaking tour de force!
Jean-Francois Coche-Dury is one of the greatest winemakers on planet Earth. He continues to produce dazzling wines from unbelievably tiny yields, taking the maximum risk by bottling his wines with no filtration. His spectacular 1989s are worth a special effort to obtain. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 97
Drinking Period: 1992-2002
Tasting Notes for Meursault Les Perrieres - Coche Dury, 1990:
In 1992, Coche's yields were higher than he would have liked. For the first time Coche will be offering some of his Meursaults with their vineyard name, rather than blending them together into a village Meursault. There are five separate single vineyard Meursault cuvees.
In 1992, the world will have 350 cases of Meursault-Les Perrieres to fight over. The battle will be worth it. It offers a compelling bouquet of steel, minerals, ripe honeyed apple fruit, and floral aromas. The long, full-bodied, rich, multi-dimensional, chewy flavors are decadent. The acid is low, but that will only serve to guarantee that this wine is guzzled down in its first 5-6 years of life. It is a magnificent Meursault-Les Perrieres.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 93
Drinking Period: 1993-1999
Tasting Notes for Meursault Les Perrieres - Coche Dury, 1995:
Jean-Francois Coche produced a total of 900 bottles (at 18 hectoliters/hectare) of his other-worldly 1995 Meursault Perrieres. This quintessentially elegant wine reveals liquid minerals intertwined with flowers, spices and stones. The French would say it is "aerien," meaning it is spiritual. On the palate, this highly defined and hyper-concentrated, thick, full-bodied yet perfectly delineated Meursault Perrieres exhibits waves of toasted almonds, hazelnuts, wet stones and an unbelievably long finish. Literally minutes after having tasted it my palate remained permeated with its sumptuous flavors. When I visited the domaine in January, 1997 to taste the 1995s Coche did not allow me to try them, saying they were being subjected to a severe fining. He then smiled, almost winked, and said "but when they are ready you will not find them to be too bad." Those few people lucky enough to secure a few bottles of this gem should consume it between 2005-2014. Bravo! Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 98
Drinking Period: 2005-2014
Tasting Notes for Meursault Les Perrieres - Coche Dury, 1996:
Tasting the 1996 Meursault Perrieres is an out-of-this-world experience! This masterpiece has perfect balance, focus, and delineation. It is vibrant, spiritual, and as complex a wine as I can imagine. It attacks the palate with waves of candied lemons, marzipan, creamed hazelnuts, pears, grilled oak, curry, red berries, and loads of minerals. It is truly mind-blowing! Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 99
Drinking Period: 2004-2010