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On deep clay. Supple and sweet, but not just ripe cassis - there's more to it, Round, taut, pure. Big and powerful too, but in a very mineral, floating, directed, straight way. L&S (Nov 2011)
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A pretty and relatively high-toned nose of pure, cool and well-layered stone, red berries and a hint of underbrush where the latter can also be found on the mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that possess real verve on the tension-filled, dry and serious finish. As it always is, this is a firm wine of refinement and purity, indeed this displays Zen-like poise. 2022+ Rating: 90 - 93 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jan 2012)
Tighter and straighter. This is well defined. Quite strict at the moment. Taut tannins. Tense and deep and stony on the finish. Lots of verve. Nicely edged and long finish. I like the finish. From 2016/7 Rating: 18 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing(Nov 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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