2011 Coche-Dury Meursault 1er Cru "Les Genevrières"

SKU #1326870 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2011 Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrieres has a complex bouquet with hints of granite and limestone sprinting out of the blocks first, subsequently followed by bruised apple and honeysuckle aromas joining the chorus line. The palate is very precise on the entry with hints of passion fruit and orange zest, before it fans out with an almost clinical yet understated finish. What a beautiful, quintessential Genevrieres! Drink 2016-2035. (NM)  (4/2014)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Lively aromas of honey, minerals and crushed stone. Generous, sappy and brisk, offering lovely balance to its generous spice and mineral flavors. Finishes with excellent sappy length and an enticing floral perfume. These millerande grapes were barely affected by the late-June heat spike, according to Raphael Coche. (ST)  (9/2013)

91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 While here too there is some reduction in this case it is less pronounced and is trimmed in soft oak nuances. There is a wonderfully seductive mouth feel to the more obviously mineral-infused medium-bodied flavors that culminate in a lingering finish where both citrus and firm mineral nuances are discernable. Drink: 2018+  (6/2014)

Jancis Robinson

 Rich and sweet with only a sprinkling of the climat’s blossomy herbs. Well sculpted and rich. Lively and fine. Excellent, finely sculpted, crystalline stuff. So rich you feel you could almost drink it straight away. Almond and floral scents. 18/20 points. (JR)  (2/2013)

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- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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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.