Background information


  • In Issue 49 of the IWC (Jul/Aug 93) Steven Tanzer described Coche-Dury's then prevailing batonnage regime as follows: "The wines spend nine or ten months on their lees, with batonnage, or stirring of the lees, being performed at least twice a month until the beginning of March [of the year after the vintage]."
  • In vintage 1995: stirred the lees until Feb 1996 (but M/L not completed until mid-May).
  • In vintage 1996: did batonnage "like I've never done before" (JF Coche).
  • Since 1996 has allegedly dramatically reduced use of batonnage.
  • In vintage 2003: "did much less bâtonnage and used a bit more new oak."
  • In vintage 2004: "I did quite a bit of lees stirring to help enrich the wines."

Wines



1979

  • Meursault "Casse-Tete" (Aug 2010): not oxidized and very good wine. [AT Bridge]

1985

  • Meursault Perrieres (4 Dec 2009): not oxidized; quite good and got better with air. [AT Bridge]

1990

  • Bourgogne Blanc (May 2007): not oxidized [Dana Gaiser]
  • Bourgogne Blanc (28 Apr 2011): not oxidized [Don Cornwell]

1992

  • Corton-Charlemagne (Dec 2006): not oxidized. Mindblowing [Michael Lux]
  • Corton-Charlemagne (28 Apr 2011): not oxidized, but not earth shattering wine anymore [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton-Charlemgange (August 6, 2015): Not oxidised and extraordinary (originated from Don Stott's collection...so, impeccable storage). [Ken Lamb]
  • Corton-Charlemagne (various dates, June 30, 2008 to present): all 9 bottles oxidized, sherry-colored with "coffee grinds" for sediment; heartbroken [Rayner Cheung]
  • Meursault Perrières (June 11, 2011; August 4, 2011): first bottle oxidized, sherry-colored with "coffee grinds" for sediment; second bottle in advanced state of maturity but not oxidized, with hazelnuts & popcorn in the finish [Rayner Cheung]
  • Meursault Chevalieres (July 14, 2015): Not oxidised, loads of tertiary character but no signs of tiring, lovely. [Ken Lamb]
  • Meursault Rougeots (Marzo 2010) not oxidized. Very good. [Pippo19]
  • Meursault Rougeots (July 3, 2011): advanced state of maturity but not oxidized, superb concentration unfolding after 10 mins. in the glass, lovely minerality, slight fading during the course of the meal, elegant but not compelling; this & the 2nd of my Perrières were my only Coche-Dury 1992's that weren't busted (I know I'm in the minority here) [Rayner Cheung]

1993

  • Corton-Charlemagne (28 Apr 2011): not oxidized. Lighter style but truly fantastic wine [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton-Charlemagne (April 2015): not oxidized. Still singing, elegant, complex...as Don said, fantastic wine. [Ken Lamb]
  • Meursault Perrieres (30 Jul 2008): not oxidized, but bore little or no resemblance to the typical Coche MP [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Perrieres (December 2014): not oxidized. An extraordinary wine, elegant, nuanced...very, very fine. [Ken Lamb]
  • Meursault Perrieres (April 2015): not oxidized. Not up to the bottle in December 2014 but very fine. [Ken Lamb]
  • Meursault Rougeots (14 Oct 2004): not oxidized, but oaky and some obvious S02 [Don Cornwell]

1995

  • Meursault Perrieres (June 2005): not oxidized [John Guyton]
  • Meursault Perrieres (8 Mar 2011): not oxidized and still an excellent 95. See 95-2000 Retrospective Notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Rougeots (Nov 2009): not oxidized, but fully mature [Dana Gaiser]
  • Corton-Charlemagne (Feb 2006): Not oxidized, but fully mature- tangerine, apple, iodine and a touch of fresh apricot of mature Coche CC on the nose; full and reasonable acids, getting a tad heavy on the finish. Drink sooner. (J. Gilman)
  • Corton-Charlemagne (August 2008). Not oxidised, mature... but not impressive at all. [Michael Lux]

1996

  • Bourgogne Blanc (Aug 2004) : whole lot very oxidized according to the floor manager @ Tru. Directed me to '98 instead which was fine [Andrew Hall]
  • Bourgogne Blanc (11 Jun 2008): not oxidized; strikingly fresh and youthful; served at San Francisco restaurant that had purchased upon release and stored carefully [David Honig]
  • Corton Charlemagne (26 Jan 2006): not oxidized; best white I've ever had; see 96 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (19 Nov 2007): not oxidized, another fabulous bottle [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Sept 2008):not oxidized, fantastic [R Younger]
  • Corton Charlemagne (8 Mar 2011): unfortunately corked at the Mostly Montrachet night of the 95-2000 Retrospective Dinner. [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (30 May 2011): not oxidized, but nearly mature; another fabulous bottle [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault (Sep 2004): no sign of oxidation [John Gilman]
  • Meursault (Dec 2006): no sign of oxidation [Joe Dougherty]
  • Meursault (Jul 2011): no sign of oxidation, tastes about the same as the 02s-04s actually [MLT]
  • Meursault (March 2015) not oxidized but very advanced and on the edge - actually got worse with air. We didn't finish the bottle (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Caillerets (Sep 2004): signs of oxidation, fading fast [John Gilman]
  • Meursault Chevaliers (Sep 2004): no sign of oxidation [John Gilman]
  • Meursault Perrieres (Sep 2004): very advanced [John Gilman]
  • Meursault Perrieres (all in 2005): 5 bottles out of 6 : corked [Herwig Janssen]
  • Meursault Perrieres (28 Apr 2011): not oxidized and the greatest Coche MP I've ever had. As good as the Corton. [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Rougeots (26 Jan 2006): not oxidized, see 96 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Rougeots (27 Jan 2006): not oxidized, but seemed easier and more integrated/open than expected -- perhaps a little advanced [Jim Jones]
  • Meursault Rougeots (September 2006): not oxidized; glorious [Stuart Roberts]
  • Meursault Rougeots (23 Feb 2011): not oxidized and excellent. See 95-2000 Retrospective Notes. [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Rougeots (28 Apr 2011): not oxidized [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Rougeots (7 July 2011): not oxidized [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Enseigneres (Sep 2004): no sign of oxidation [John Gilman]
  • Puligny Enseigneres (16 Jun 2011): no oxidation and utterly fabulous considering its pedigree. [Don Cornwell]

1997

  • Meursault (Aug 2008): Not oxidised. Very good.[Michael Lux]
  • Meursault Perrieres (March 2015): Not oxidized; excellent wine. [Corey Miller]

1998

  • Corton Charlemagne (11/2010): not oxidised, very good [Michael Kantor]
  • Corton Charlemagne ( 5/2006): not oxidised [Martin Buttinger]
  • Meursault (Jan 2008): not oxidized [K.T.]
  • Meursault (Feb 2011): not oxidized but two of three were severely corked [Stu Jakub]
  • Meursault Chevalieres (July 2011): not oxidized and still showing great despite uncertain storage conditions [Stu Jakub]
  • Meursault Perrieres ( 5/2006): signs of oxidation [Martin Buttinger]
  • Meursault Rougeots (May 2007): not oxidised, far from it: great ! [René Gleissner]
  • Meursault Rougeots (Dec 2016) not oxdized (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault (August 2008): not oxidized [Michael Lux]
  • Meursault (Dec 2008): not oxidised, lovely [Gareth Miles]
  • Meursault (June 2011): not oxidised though now showing its age (Adrian Latimer)
  • Meursault Charmes (Dec 2008): not oxidised, excellent but young [Gareth Miles]

1999

  • Bourgogne Blanc (Dec 2006): Lovely, wide open nose, beginning to fray and show signs of oxidation on the rapidly softening finish- has evolved extremely quickly since last bottle tasted end of '05. Strong blue ring on cork. (J. Gilman)
  • Bourgogne Blanc (July 2007) a beautiful bottle no sign of oxidation (Cole Kendall)
  • Corton Charlemagne (5 Mar 2007): not oxidized; very impressive, if just a bit less so than the 1996 -- see related tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (July 2008) Not oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Corton Charlemagne (June 2010) Not oxidised [Michael Malinoski]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Dec 2010) Not oxidised [KG]
  • Corton Charlemagne (28 Apr 2011): Not oxidized and my new all-time favorite Coche Corton [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (April 2015): Not oxidized. A full on style, rich yet with the classic Coche acid-mineral core. [Ken Lamb]
  • Meursault (Dec 2005): not oxidised [Michael Lux]
  • Meursault (Feb 2010): not oxidized; still young with bracing acidity (MSaviage)
  • Meursault Aug 2011) not oxidized, delicious ( R Younger)
  • Meursault Chevalieres (Sep 2004): not oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Meursault Chevalieres ( Aug 2011) not oxidized , great ( R Younger)
  • Meursault Caillerets (Nov 2010): not oxidised. Absolutly stunning. [Stu Jakub]
  • Meursault Perrieres (8 Mar 2011): Not oxidized and a fantastic bottle. See 95-2000 Retrospective Notes. [Don Cornwell
  • Meursault Perrieres (28 Apr 2011): Not oxidized and just as impressive in an all-Coche tasting. [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Rougeots (Aug 2004): not oxidised, outstanding wine [WK Choy]
  • Meursault Rougeots (June 2007) not oxidized but fairly advanced at this point - light blue-ish ring on cork [Ray DeAngelo]
  • Meursault Rougeots (28 Apr 2011): partially oxidized -- my first bottle of Coche ever [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Rougeots (Aug 2011) not oxidized - best of three Coche this night [R Younger]
  • Puligny Enseigneres (Aug 2004): very odd, I thought it was cooked, may have been the disease [WK Choy]
  • Puligny Enseigneres (April 2006): not oxidised. Great showing. [Michael Lux]
  • Puligny Enseigneres (Jan 2009): Not oxidized, very good and improving, quite oaky [Frank Drew]
  • Puligny Enseigneres (28 Apr 2011): Not oxidized [Don Cornwell]

2000

  • Bourgogne Blanc (5 Feb 2008): not oxidized See 2000 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Sep 2007): not oxidised, still young and tight, needs time [MLee]
  • Corton Charlemagne (26 Feb 2008): not oxidized See 2000 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (8 Mar 2011): not oxidized. A bit reductive, but excellent. See 95-2000 Retrospective Notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (28 Apr 2011): not oxidized. Showed considerably better at the Coche tasting. [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault (26 Nov 2004): not oxidised, showing very well [G Deschamps]
  • Meursault (May 2006): not oxidised [Michael Lux]
  • Meursault (Sept 2007): oxidised, undrinkable (PF)
  • Meursault (Aug 2011): not oxidized. Young, fresh and intense. An absolut treat with truffled poached egg [Stu Jakub]
  • Meursault (April 2012) not oxidized - drinking great (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault (June 2017) not oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Les Rougeots (May 2015): Not oxidized. Fantastic wine...mouthfilling and rich yet a vibrant acidic core. (K. Lamb)
  • Meursault Caillerets (Mar 2007): not oxidized, but wide open and drinking very well for such a young Coche. (J. Gilman)
  • Meursault Chevalieres (Sep 2007): not oxidised, minerally and fine [MLee]
  • Meursault Perrieres (Jul 2004): not oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Meursault Perrieres (26 Feb 2008): not oxidized. See 2000 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Perrieres (03 Sep 2010): partially oxidized, but still just drinkable [P Hanna]
  • Meursault Perrieres (December 2016): Not oxidized. Lovely wine. Minerality less prominent than typical in Coche but still there. Will not improve. [K. Lamb]
  • Puligny Ensigneres (5 Feb 2008): not oxidized. See 2000 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Ensigneres (1 Jun 2011): not oxidized. [Don Cornwell]

2001

  • Corton Charlemagne (6 Dec 2005): not oxidised [Charles Smith]
  • Corton Charlemagne (10 Mar 2009): not oxidized, but some offputting creosote aromas with SO2 and some rich baked apple flavors; overall pretty good but keep an eye on this. See related 2001 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault (Apr '10) : not oxidized, correctly maturing and delicious [Andrew Hall]
  • Meursault (Dec 2010): not oxidized, still young and needs time (MSaviage)
  • Meursault (Feb 2012); not oxidized, 2 of 3 were corked, however. Good one was stunning. [Chuck Miller]
  • Meursault Rougeots (May 2015) not oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Caillerets (4 Feb 2009): not oxidized, but fairly mature. See related 2001 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Caillerets (Nov 2015) not oxidized - very fresh and benefited from a decant (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Chevalieres (Oct 2015) not oxidized - very youthful (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Perrieres (10 Mar 2009): not oxidized; hints of creosote in the aromas but remarkable wine; clearly better than Corton in 2001. See related 2001 tasting notes. [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Enseigneres (Nov 2006) - heavily oxydized, undrinkable (Odd Rydland)
  • Puligny Enseigneres (July 2007): not oxidised, fresh and fine [MLee]
  • Puligny Enseigneres (4 Feb 2009): not oxidized; see realted 2001 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Enseigneres (18 Oct 2011): not oxidized [Don Cornwell]

2002

  • Corton Charlemagne ( 2006): not oxidised [Martin Buttinger]
  • Corton Charlemagne (4 Mar 2010): not oxidized, but not showing at its best. See 2002 Tasting Notes, Night Three [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault ( 2006): not oxidised [Martin Buttinger]
  • Meursault ( March 2010 ) : not oxidised ( Herwig Janssen )
  • Meursault (Dec 2011): not oxidized. [Stu Jakub]
  • Meursault (March 2017) not oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Chevalieres :( December 2009 ) drinking very well [Herwig Janssen]
  • Meursault Perrieres (Sept 2008) Not oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Meursault Perrieres (4 Mar 2010): sadly corked. See 2002 Tasting Notes, NIght Three [Don Corwnell]
  • Meursault Rougeots (4 Feb 2010): Not oxidized and just stunning. See 2002 Tasting Notes Night One [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Rougeots (Nov 2012): Not oxidized [R Younger]
  • Puligny Enseigneres ( August 2009) not oxidized [David Gerstenfeld]
  • Puligny Enseignieres ( March 2010 ) : not oxidised ( Herwig Janssen )
  • Puligny Enseignieres ( Aug 2010 ) : not oxidised ( Nigel Groundwater )

2003

  • Meursault (24 Jan 2006): not oxidised [G Deschamps]
  • Meursault ( 2006): not oxidised [Martin Buttinger
  • Meursault ( 2009): not oxidised, very nice [Philippe Camps]
  • Puligny-Montrachet Enseigneres ( feb 2010 ) ; drinking well ( Herwig Janssen )

2004


  • Corton Charlemagne (July 2011 ) not oxidized - young and tight [ R Younger ]
  • Meursault Chevalieres (June 2010) not oxidised - excellent wine (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Chevalieres (July 2011): not oxidized [R Younger]
  • Meursault Rougeots (July 2011) not oxidized - youthful [ R Younger]
  • Meursault Caillerets ( July 2011 ) not oxidized - needs time [ R Younger ]
  • Meursault (2010 & Dec 2014 ) not oxidized, lovely (Adrian Latimer )
  • Meursault (May 2012) not oxidized (Chuck Miller)

2005

  • Meursault (April 2011): not oxidized. I cried when the bottle was empty. It was that good. [Stu Jakub].
  • Meursault (August 2011) not oxidised, agree with Stu. (Don Osborne)
  • Meursault (October 2012) not oxidised; excellent. (KI)
  • Meursault (September 2017): not oxidized; excellent [MM].
  • Meursault Rougeots (March 2015): probably not oxidized. Some hesitancy because this bottle was fuller bodied than I would have expected and just a slight clumsiness about it. The weight of this wine is much bigger than the 2005 Enseigneres, Perrieres and Corton Charlegmagne, which raises a yellow flag. Still, classic Coche acidic core. [Ken Lamb]
  • Meursault Caillerets (March 2015): Probably some slight premature oxidation (see note from April 2015 below). Medium, bright gold. A full bodied wine yet well balanced by classic Coche acidity and minerality. Very rich. [Ken Lamb]
  • Meursault Caillerets (April 2015): Medium lemon-green, a more youthful colour than the bottle from a few weeks earlier (see March 2015 above). Full bodied but vibrant with tremendous energy. Definitely not oxidized. [Ken Lamb]
  • Corton Charlemagne (August 2014) : a perfect bottle still in its infancy (Stephen Williams)
  • Meursault Perrieres (August 2014) : a perfect bottle still in its infancy (Stephen Williams)
  • Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseigneres (September 2015): No signs of oxidation. Have had this wine many times, though, in the last five years and this bottle is now moving out of a fully reductive stage and showing breadth and development on the palate. Superb. (K. Lamb)

2006

  • Bourgogne Blanc (July 2012): not oxidized. Impressive, tight wine with lovely minerals and concentrated fruit. [Greg Munyard]
  • Corton Charlemagne (August 2014): quite advanced colour, beginning to show too much nuttiness. Worrying. (Stephen Williams)
  • Corton Charlemagne (May 2017): not oxidised, starting to show some golden hue but still some green tinge, not oxidised, showing the weight of the vintage though w/Coche acidity-minerality providing balance but a good, not great, wine. The Perrieres showed better in December 2016. [K. Lamb]
  • Meursault Perrieres (Dec 2016): not oxidised, surprising vitality and minerality for the vintage, doubt I would have guessed 2006 if served blind. [K. Lamb]
  • Puligny-Montrachet Enseigneres (April 2016) not oxidized [WL]

2007

  • Meursault Rougeots (June 2011): partially oxidized-- "On the fast highway to premoxville' - J. Holmes. [Paul Hanna]
  • Meursault Rougeots (March 2015): not oxidized. Lovely wine, impressive concentration with a racy mineral core. [Ken Lamb]
  • Meursault Caillerets (March 2015): not oxidized. Less weight than the Rougeots. Racy and electric. [Ken Lamb]
  • Bourgogne Blanc (2 June 2012): not oxidized. Structure and minerals in the vein of 07 [TSim@rud]
  • Bourgogne Blanc (May 2013) not oxidized. Young and tightly wound. Needed a good decant to open (R DeAngelo)
  • Bourgogne Blanc (March 2015) not oxidized. Amazingly good bourgogne (Adrian Latimer)
  • Bourgogne Blanc (May 2016) not oxidized - excellent (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault (2 June 2012): not oxidized. Structure and minerals in the vein of 07 [TSim@rud]
  • Meursault (4 July 2012): not oxidised. Tight and bright; linear and concentrated [Greg Munyard]
  • Meursault (12 July 2014): not oxidized. Quite nice [Howard Cooper]
  • Meursault (14 July 2014): Intense, taut and mineral driven. Consistent with six other bottles over last two years. [Ken Lamb]
  • Meursault (July 2017): powerful and no pox (Adrian Latimer)

2008

  • Bourgogne Blanc (May 2016) not oxidized. Punches above its weight as they say. (R DeAngelo)