July 2, 2021 - Classic Coche reduction. Tons of youthful energy. This barely budged over the course of the evening. A little bit leftover the next day had filled out nicely leaving me optimistic for positive development from here. 94+
June 10, 2021 - The nose showed a bit of reduction at first with notes of citrus, white flowers, and popcorn. Overall it's beautifully complex and very deep. There's lots of acidity, which perfectly keeps the richness in check, and more citrus driven notes of lemon zest and oranges on the palate. Very long, mouthwatering finish. This wine was great all evening long, but it really blossomed after a few hours in the decanter and set it apart from the other whites. Outstanding.
June 1, 2020 - A private lunch (Restaurant De Lage Vuursche, Lage Vuursche, NL): Open and spicy nose with classic Coche matchstick; full-bodied palate, good concentration, fleshy fruit (meyer lemon, but also tropical), ripe but fresh acidity, savoury oak, broad style; long and minerally finish, excellent persistence.
February 18, 2020 - Interesting to taste this next to the 2013 Rougeots; the 2011 version is much more mellow though surely no less complex or fine. This is far easier than the 2013 to actually drink now.
September 27, 2019 - Three Old Bordeaux and Some Starters (Bellecour. Wayzata, MN): Classic Coche, with strong matchstick that never dissipated. This showed classic 2011 Meursault beauty, and was a very pleasurable bottle.
August 31, 2019 - Classic Coche matchstick aroma, very long and powerful, almost creamy with air. My friends are usually even more bonkers to drink Coche than I am, but today it seemed the enthusiasm for this bottle was high — but not as high as it was for the ’10 Ramonet Batard and ’05 Raveneau Les Clos.
June 13, 2019 - Surprisingly accessible. Not nearly as tart as the 11 Caillerets or Meursault. There is plenty of acid to be sure but also enough fruit to balance it out. Drinking well now but also with plenty plenty of room for improvement. Last classic vintage of Coche IMO.
February 9, 2019 - Matchstick green pepper aromatics, but not offensively so. Attacks with high acidity which mellows but intensity and minerality remain. Excellent.
June 12, 2018 - Leiden at restaurant Vermeer Amsterdam: Very special wine. Nose almost vibrant, yellow fruit, hint of match stick, you just want to continue smelling this wine. Taste is huge, lots of extract, great acidity, enormous length. Although taste is complex it is still a bit linear. That is not a problem because this wine is so hugely fresh and expressive. This is a great drink now, I am curious how this will develop further after more years in bottle.
May 4, 2018 - La Fête de La Paulée: Tasted side-by-side with the '96. Similar signature but the youth is on full display here. Some reduction in the nose along with mineral and ripe orchard fruit. Palate is rich and creamy with searing, driving acidity. Not yet integrated but with loads of potential.