Rich and harmonious. A complete and compact wine. Not really fruit here, it has done than thing of becoming 'other' - the terroir direct. Dry and even density, structure to the fore for now.L&S(Jan 2013)
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The nose has red fruited freshness but the palate is deep profound and black fruited. Both fruit and tannins are ripe giving a supple richness on the mid palate and filling out the back palate. The finish is black fruited dominated lovely and long. 2015-22 Rating: 94 Derek Smedley MW, www.dereksmedleymw.co.uk(Dec 2013)
A bit more fruit intensity than most from this stable. Some juicy fruit. Good balance. Potential for further development. Rather comforting. 2017-2027 Rating: 16.5 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2013)
As one would reasonably expect given the position of the vineyard, this is exceptionally cool yet the nose of dark berries, floral and wet stone aromas is clearly quite ripe. There is outstanding intensity to the precise and beautifully well-detailed middle weight flavors that brim with a fine minerality before concluding in an impressively well-balanced, persistent and harmonious finish. Note however that here too patience will be required as this will need 12 to 15 years to realize its full development potential. 2023+ Rating: 91-93 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jan 2013)
The terroir really sings here and the voice of the winemaker (in the shape of 100% stems) can be heard too. Minerally, smoky, refreshing and cool, the wines from Lavaux/Lavaut are some of my favourites in 2011. 2017-25 Rating: 95 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com(Dec 2012)
This is silky and rippling on the front of the palate. There is a depth in the middle, but not weight. It has a dark, tight and spicy note on the finish. It is fresh with black pepper and spice and plenty of energy on the end. A very good finish indeed. Fine++. From 2017 Rating: 18.6 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing(Nov 2012)
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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