2009 Domaine Coche-Dury Meursault 1er Cru "Les Genevrieres"
The 2009 Meursault Genevrières is similar in style to the Rougeots, which is to say quite big and rich, but here I find endless layers of minerality that frame the huge, building finish. The purity of the fruit is truly dazzling. (AG)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright pale yellow. Orange blossom and minerals on the nose. Distinctly velvety in the mouth but a step up in energy from the Caillerets thanks to the wine's reverberating mineral underpinning. This compellingly creamy wine offers a superb balance of texture and acidity and shows no undue weight. Another wine that should offer relatively early charm.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A strikingly broad and well-layered nose features the classic subtle exoticism of a fine Genevrières together with ripe orchard fruit, lemon, spice and discreet wet stone hints. There is excellent density and a controlled power to the mouth coating and mineral-inflected flavors that are borderline painfully intense while terminating in a driving, focused and beguiling finish that delivers simply superb length. A stunning effort.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Meursault Genevrières is well-defined on the nose and seems quite rich vis-à-vis other vintages. But that does not obstruct the minerality and detail, which hints of brioche and popcorn that enhance its extravagance. The palate is well-balanced with very good weight: candied orange peel, citrus lemon, touches of hazelnut with a dense, almost introspective finish that will surely come out from under its shell with time. (NM)
Bit smudgy, could even be a herbal vapour with a kick at the end – some citrus or even citronella/lemongrass. Brilliant precision! Power and richness on the end. Cut glass, and so long. 18.5/20 Points.