Wine of the Day January 7, 2014

2009CocheRouge2009 Domaine Coche-Dury, Bourgogne Rouge, Pinot Noir, Red Burgundy, France.
Coche is one of the best producers in Burgundy, their white wines are legendary, the Corton-Charlemagne especially, it is a classic and is sought after in the same way as the Montrachet from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is, but not too manta people know they also craft a lovely Pinot Noir as well, and it is worth digging around for. Coche makes a selection of Pinots from the Cote de Beaune, a Auxey-Duresses, a Meursault Rouge, a Monthelie Rouge and Volnay Premier Cru, along with this Bourgogne Rouge, these are pretty rare wines, though the Bourgogne shouldn’t be impossible to find, they are imported by Kermit Lynch. The 2009 Bourgogne shows loads of classic terroir, finesse and a balance of sweet and savory flavors, it is from 30 to 40 year old vines in the Cote de Beaune, grown on clay and sandy soils, it has a grippy palate and a chalky texture, though it gives plenty of fruit. The nose is tangy with dried roses, sweet herbs and licorice, along with bright red fruits and spice, leading to a mouth filled with cherry, plum and briar laced red berry fruit, hints of wet earth, fennel and stony mineral add complexity to this medium bodied Pinot, there is a good sense of freshness still with just enough acidity to lift the fruit and let you know things are balanced while the tannins are present enough to make an impression, this wine is begging to drunk young, but with cuisine, food really really bring out it’s best, drink from 2014 to 2019.
($75-125 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive