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The November 2023 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 11/26/2023 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #365. Domaine Coche-Dury Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères 2012

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 94 NM.
"The 2012 Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères repeated its stellar performance from earlier this year. It just has outstanding mineralité and focus on the nose, the reductive element perhaps a little strong at the moment (more pronounced than the bottle tasted at the Domaine). The palate is taut and linear on the entry with freshly squeezed lime, citrus lemon and a touch of blood orange toward the 'tender' finish. Afford this another year in bottle and you will have a quite brilliant white Burgundy on your hands. It is a measure of how busy I have been over the last few months that I forgot that I had tasted through Coche-Dury's 2012 at the Domaine back in November. How can you forget tasting one of the finest exponents of white Burgundy? Luckily enough, I stumbled upon the notes nestling among reams of 2013. 'It was a more difficult vintage than I can remember,' remarked Raphaël Coche at the time of my visit. 'You had to be very vigilant. In 2013 we were more prepared but the 2012 came as a shock.' Well, that did not seem to affect the wines that were quite simply astonishing. The two wines that rivet you to the spot are the Corton-Charlemagne, which is predictable, and the Meursault Genevrières, which might be less so. These were generally tensile, razor-sharp and deeply complex wines that will give pleasure to those lucky enough to receive allocations in the future." Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, Aug 2015
Provenance: The Bourges Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $2,000

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