Bottle #252 - Disappointed. I had so much hope for the 02. Initially nose was perfumed just a rich gravely sweetness. I let it sit for about 30 mins to gather up air thinking things would loosen up open up. Sadly it didn't live up to his pedigree. I wanted mind alteringly good. What I got was just good. Nose slightly muted. There is a hint of a candied sweetness. On the palate it was flabby. Very loose and rich. There was a sweetness to the wine. No Pmox but maybe a bad bottle? Maybe poor storage. Finish short and abrupt. Just disappeared into the night. I had so much hope.
A private dinner (Restaurant De Karmeliet ***, Bruges, Belgium): Bottle No 1356. Incredibly vibrant and lively, no signs of age whatsoever, could easily be just three years old; initially dominant oak on the nose (low toast) blends in beautifully after decanting, opens up almost like a young Raveneau Clos, hint of spicy honey; intense yet dancing on the palate, so effortless and elegant, completely belies its power, floral, with a finesse that defies definition, so pure and subtle, an essence of its terroir, slightly estery; excellent length. A thing of beauty.
Beautiful medium yellow, tiny hint of gold. Spectacular Coche signature aroma of cold butter, sweet golden raisins, apple, red grapes. Stunning on the palate, phenomenally rich yet not at all heavy. Seems more Meursault than Corton-Charlemagne, but who's complaining.? Endless finish. Even for Coche-Dury, this was a awesome showing.
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