The 2013 Domaine Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne stands as a beacon of excellence in the world of white Burgundy. Displaying a pale golden color in the glass, it immediately captivates the eye. The nose is a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship of Coche-Dury, revealing a complex aromatic profile. Aromas of ripe orchard fruits, hints of citrus, and a subtle touch of hazelnut intertwine seamlessly, creating an enchanting olfactory experience. On the palate, this Corton-Charlemagne showcases precision and finesse. The entry is marked by a vibrant acidity that complements a rich and creamy texture, offering a sublime balance. Flavors of crisp apples, pears, and a delicate minerality unfold gracefully, reflecting the wine's unique terroir. The finish is a symphony of elegance, leaving a lasting impression with a persistent, nuanced taste that speaks to the wine's pedigree and aging potential. The 2013 Domaine Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne is an extraordinary expression of Chardonnay, embodying the essence of its revered appellation and the mastery of one of Burgundy's legendary producers.
Robert Parker - 95 Points
"Raphaël Coche-Dury describes this as the most challenging vintage of his career to date, but the 2013 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is showing very well, unfurling in the glass with notes of yellow orchard fruit, mandarin and lemon oil, almond paste and subtle top notes of petrol and white flowers. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, layered and intense, with an ample mid-palate, juicy acids, chewy extract and a long, saline finish. This isn't as structurally taut as the best vintages, so it will be a comparatively precocious rendition of this reliably long-lived cuvée, but it should deliver great pleasure over two decades or more."
Antonio Galloni - 94+ Points
"(40% new oak; there was a bit of hail here, noted Raphael Coche, and the grapes were very ripe and tiny): Expressive aromas of white plum, hazelnut and nutty oak. Boasts an uncanny velvety texture over a powerful backbone of acidity and tannins, with the nutty oak and mineral flavors conveying outstanding energy. A great, ageworthy 2013 with terrific lemony lift on the back end."