2007 1er Cru Suchots Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot
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Ex-domaine stock shipped autumn 2017. Just hitting its maturity at ten years old, this is a vintage that Yves describes as his best of the first decade of the millennium - his extreme late picking meant he was able to take advantage of the fine finish to the season. Drinking range: 2017 - L&S (Dec 2008)
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Here the colour is fading to a tawny red. The rim is wider for those that are interested…it’s not that interesting..but the bouquet is. Here we are into the more tertiary range. Sweet hazelnuts and buttered toast a note of flowers. Wonderful now, silky and sensual. A floaty wine, wafting gossamer underscore with a silver thread of acidity. What is not to like about this wine. It floats on this silky thread to the finish. Pure pinot. A delicate wine. I would drink this now with the balance of fruit and maturity. The 2008 will last longer, but this has the charm. It is delightful. Rating: 18.2 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing (Nov 2014)
There's a fine-tuned fragrance on the nose here which seems to dance around the bright and pure red fruits which also come in abundance on the nose. The palate, with a good 5 years of development to it, is opening out to show that succulent fruit. There's something distinctly modern and pure about this traditional Burgundy Pinot Noir name, and it's a style we like a great deal. (April 2012) Rating: 93 www.thewinegang.com (Apr 2012)
Good dark red with ruby highlights. Tangy aromas of blackberry, black raspberry, violet, spices and pepper. Fine-grained, palate-coating flavors offers terrific vibrancy and finesse. Not nearly as broad or expressive today as the Lavaux but this too really vibrates on the thoroughly ripe back end, which features big, brooding, building tannins and subtle soil notes. This one will need a good six or seven years of cellaring. Rating: 90-93 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Mar 2009)
Racy, savoury, correct. Very sweet start then vibrant. Dry racy finish. Sincere and transparent though the oak tannins are a bit fierce. 2012-2017 Rating: 17.5 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2009)
A superbly complex nose combines a stylish mix of red berry liqueur, blue berry and violet aromas nuanced with tea, smoke and hints of hoisin and soy introduce relatively powerful and sleekly muscled yet refined flavors underpinned by a firm tannic backbone and an explosive finish that exudes sophistication as it’s at once classy and stunningly pure. A stunner of a Suchots. 2017+ Rating: 91-93 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jan 2009)
Beautifully violet-scented aromatics. Lovely energy and delicacy of fruit and texture. This is almost fragile in the elusive, shimmery quality of scent and tannin. Surprisingly intense and persistent on the long, floral, mineral finish. Fine. From 2011. Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing (Jan 2009)
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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