Domaine Coche Dury   Puligny Montrachet les Enseigneres

2017 Puligny Montrachet les Enseigneres

By Domaine Coche-Dury

2017 Meursault Goutte d'Or from Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Burgundy, France

A wine of grace and finesse, the 2017 Meursault Goutte d'Or from Domaine des Comtes Lafon presents an opulent pageantry of aromatics and flavour. Navigating the nuances of Burgundy’s climatic idiosyncrasies, the illustrious winemaker Dominique Lafon has choreographed a vintage that resonates with the sophisticated investor's palate.

 

Eloquent Expression of Terroir

The 2017 vintage in Burgundy was met with challenges that coaxed out a unique character in the wines: a cooler spring and a dry summer concentrated flavours while retaining the essential acidity. It is this dance between ripe fruit and vibrant zing that elevates the 2017 Meursault Goutte d'Or above its peers, framing its investment allure.

 

A Vintage of Vibrancy and Complexity

In your glass, anticipate a tapestry of golden hues and an aromatic flirtation of citrus zest, complemented by wafts of toasted hazelnut and flint – a nod to the wine’s revered limestone soils. On the palate, the wine unfolds with confidence; plush stone fruit contours edged with honeyed almond and underscored by an energetic acidity which bears signature to the climatic embroidery of this specific year. Indeed, it is in the persistent finish where the minerality takes centre stage - a lasting impression akin to the patina on cherished silverware.

Critically, as wine investors regard their portfolios with astute discernment, vintage variation becomes increasingly significant. The 2017 Meursault Goutte d'Or offers that intrigue in abundance, promising a confluence of favourable investment trajectories and drinking pleasure.

 

Concluding Thoughts on an Exemplary Vintage

Imbued with an irresistible charm and absorbing complexity, the 2017 Meursault Goutte d'Or from Domaine des Comtes Lafon is undoubtedly one of Burgundy’s most compelling offerings for both savouring and investing. It strikes a fine equilibrium between immediate gratification and potential for graceful maturation — a sophisticated choice for connoisseurs seeking to embellish their cellars with a wine poised for appreciation in both senses.

Current market price

$17,320.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

797.69

Scores and tasting notes

93

The brilliant 2017 Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignières exhibits notes of lemon oil, green pear, fresh pastry and warm bread, followed by a medium to full-bodied, tensile and incisive palate that's attractively satiny, with terrific concentration and depth at the core. After the frost-impacted 2016 vintage, the 2017 represents a more classically proportioned Enseignières from Coche-Dury.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 9 January 2020

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