2009 Grand Cru Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot
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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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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.
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)
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 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing (Jan 2011)
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