Coche-Dury 2011 Corton Charlemagne

Coche-Dury 2011 Corton Charlemagne

Region: Burgundy, France

Blend: 100% Chardonnay



The 2011 Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne is a masterpiece that radiates in the glass with a brilliant gold hue, a testament to the wine's inherent richness. The nose is an intricate tapestry of aromas, where vibrant citrus notes dance alongside layers of white flowers, toasted hazelnuts, and a subtle touch of minerality. Each inhalation reveals new nuances, creating a captivating olfactory experience. On the palate, this Corton-Charlemagne embodies precision and complexity, with a seamless integration of flavors. Ripe orchard fruits, including pear and apple, intertwine with a pronounced mineral backbone, creating a wine that is both opulent and finely tuned. The palate evolves with a creamy texture, unveiling hints of vanilla and a judicious use of oak that adds depth without overshadowing the terroir. The finish is a lingering crescendo, displaying the wine's impressive length and leaving an enduring impression of elegance and sophistication. The 2011 Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne is a stellar representation of the domaine's commitment to excellence and the unique character of this revered appellation.

Robert Parker - 96 Points

"The 2011 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru has an exquisite bouquet that truly deserves the phrase “liquid mineral.” Imagine a limestone quarry being melted down and then distilled multiple times until there is just enough to fill your wine glass. The palate has perfect acidity and subtle spicy notes on the entry: hints of lime flower, citrus lemon and a subtle note of mandarin coming through with aeration. Is exhibits balletic poise on the finish – a sensational Corton-Charlemagne that just may turn out to be just as good as the 2010."

Antonio Galloni - 96 Points

"Two vintages of Coche Dury’s Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru follow. Neither 2011 nor 2003 is especially highly regarded, but it is precisely vintages like these that can be so instructive because they tell us so much about what talented growers can achieve in challenging years. The 2011 Charlemagne needs several hours of air to open, which is not surprising, as it has always been a stubborn wine. I remember that Jean-François Coche hesitated to show the Charlemagne when I stopped by to taste the bottled 2011s, as he felt the long malos had resulted in a wine that needs more time in bottle to fully come together. Now, at nearly age ten, the 2011 remains quite vibrant and nervy, with striking citrus, floral and mineral notes laced into a racy frame. All it needs is a bit more flesh, but it’s the sort of flesh that develops with more time in bottle."