The lieux-dit of Les Chevalieres is situated above the village of Meursault. Above is the lieux-dit of Les Luchets, which produces a higher toned, more tensile wine. I can’t help but think that this is ideally situated, in a sense, mid-slope, the perfect aspect in Burgundy. Impossibly complex, with notes of white flowers, lemon, lime, cashew and cream. It’s very full bodied, luxurious and silkily fine. Despite the weight and power, everything it seems, is so well appointed. There’s a softness to the palate that is almost caressing. This is wonderful Meursault.
The 2017 Meursault Les Chevalières gets my nod as the finest of Coche’s lieux-dits this year, and it was showing especially well when I tasted it. Wafting from the glass with notes of lemon oil, white flowers, almond paste and subtle nutmeg, it’s medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a deep, tensile mid-palate built around a bright line of ripe acids, concluding with a long, chalky finish. Coche owns the last plot in Chevalières, touching Meix Chavaux. (91-93) points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate, May 2019
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