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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. L&S (Dec 2010)
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Good bright red. Musky, perfumed, high-pitched aromas of coffee, rose petal and burnt orange. Dense but light on its feet, with a piquant blood orange character giving clarity to this seamless, silky midweight. Finishes with wonderfully fine-grained tannins and lingering scents of flowers and spices. This beauty conveys the energy of a top 2010. Rating: 94 Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com(Mar 2013)
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+ Rating: 92-94 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jan 2011)
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. Rating: 91 - 93? Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar(Jan 2011)
Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot
Vignerons since the seventeenth century, the Confuron family has always selected and propagated vines to ensure that their plant material produces the highest quality, and they even have a clone of Pinot named after them - 'Pinot Confuron'.
The domaine has several Grands Cru vineyards as well as two hectares of the great Vosne Romanée Premier Cru 'Les Suchots'. There are around 12 hectares in all. The vines have never seen chemical weedkillers, and are ploughed and managed organically.
The Confurons have always used whole-bunch fermentation, picking very late, which really is a necessity if the stems are to be properly ripe and not give green flavours to the wine. A bit like the Thévenets with their whites in the Mâconnais, they pick so much later that they can seem to have different vintages to everyone else. Yves thinks that 2007 was their great vintage of the first decade of this millennium, and he'd probably be the only grower in the Côte de Nuits who would say that. Yves also makes the wines at Domaine de Courcelin Pommard, in the same way.
Yves, opinionated and laconical as ever, dismisses those who make pale wines by 'infusion' and says that failing to get the whole bunches properly ripe - and using all the bunch - is failing to get everything the terroir can offer. The wines he makes are dark, richly concentrated, and often hard to taste in their development, but experience shows that they age brilliantly
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