2006 Grand Cru Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Nuits
Village Gevrey Chambertin
Classification Grand Cru
ABV 13.5%
Vineyard Charmes Chambertin

Not that dark in colour, and quite advanced in aroma, this is a round and charming Charmes. L&S (Dec 2007)

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A completely different and higher-toned nose features red raspberry, cherry and a hint of cranberry mixed with hints of underbrush, freshly turned earth and subtle spice notes that slide into round and after the forcefulness of the Ech, almost delicate flavors that possess good focus and punch. This is solid if not sensational and while there is no dryness from the hail, the tannins here are fine if clearly less present. 2016+ Rating: 88-91 Allen Meadows, 2008)

50% new oak on the final blend, but the sample I tasted was from a new barrel of Hungarian oak. Yves says he finds Hungarian oak easier to taste in the cellar than French. "The tannins are very nice; less dry than the French." Deeper sweeter aroma, comfiture with smoky notes. Ripe fruit attack, rounded body, a soft supple texture and an appealingly plump middle palate. It is luscious and expressive with a fragrant finish but has it the gravitas of a serious grand cru? Like most Charmes in 2006 it failed to inspire. Fine. From 2012Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing(Jan 2008)

Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

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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