ÉCHEZEAUX

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2009 Grand Cru Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Nuits
Village Vosne Romanée
Classification Grand Cru
ABV 13%
Vineyard Échezeaux

Still gassy and difficult to taste in November, but the heft and sweetness are in place... and something else, a seriousness, it flows and it floats. Seriously long.

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Seductive aroma. Inviting and plump. Very even, easy and well mannered. This has lifted energy and expansiveness. It ripples gently across the palate. It works well; really sweet on the finish. But it is good. Fine+. From 2016

Medium ruby. Still quite reduced on the nose. Lush, smooth and concentrated, with a distinct creaminess to its dark fruit flavors. Very rich and sweet without coming across as overripe or roasted. Finishes long and fine, with substantial broad but fully buffered tannins. It's a bit early to assess this wine with confidence, but this is already quite suave.
91 - 93?

Moderate reduction blocks the fruit though discreet floral aromas can be seen even through the funk. Otherwise, the big, powerful and forceful middle weight plus flavors possess buckets of dry extract that coat the palate on the explosively long and almost painfully intense finish. This is a striking effort that will require plenty of cellar time before it peaks. 2024+
92 - 94/100

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Vignerons since the seventeenth century, the Confuron family even have a strain of Pinot Noir named after them - Pinot Confuron. The domaine has several Grands Crus vineyards as well as the Premier Cru vineyard of Les Suchots, making it one of the very top domaines of the Côte de Nuits. Yves Confuron follows his family tradition of whole-bunch fermentation, giving an extra scent on the nose due to the stems of the grapes remaining intact, and picking very late. One of the strengths of Confuron Cotetidot wines is their ability to age and develop, due to the low yields and old vines that are used, causing them to be more approachable in the medium to long term.

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