2009 Coche Dury Meursault "Les Genevrieres"

SKU #1271609 96 points Vinous

 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)  (8/2011)

92-95 points 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.  (9/2010)

93 points 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. Give this another 3-4 years in bottle. (NM)  (10/2014)

Jancis Robinson

 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.  (10/2010)

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- The town of Meursault is a prosperous village, with a Gothic town hall and narrow winding streets. It produces a small amount of red wine, but is justly famous for its whites. Although it has no Grand Cru vineyards, its Premiers Crus are justly famous, particularly Charmes, Poruzots, Perrières and Genevrières. A good Meursault has concentration, grip and backbone, in addition to its soft and rich fruit.