Could it be the hyphen in the names?
The wines are too expensive – there’s no argument – but they offer the opportunity to deliver something truly sublime. Last night it was multiple Coche and Meo washed down with a bottle of Armand Rousseau. Today it was the 2004 reds from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti – most weeks are not like this!
I will probably wait for the next ‘issue’ to give you the notes – otherwise it will be a very thin edition! But despite a number of older Coche wines, only one of them really ‘hooked’ me, and that was a villages. The Meo’s were very good, the Rousseau even better, but the DRC’s are a dream to anyone who wants to make their opinion known: if you’re a believer, they are elegant and transparent, and they are guaranteed to improve for 20+ years. If you’re a non-believer, they are light, insipid and have no chance to get better – everyone’s a winner!
By the way, I’m a believer…