2011 1er Cru Suchots Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot
|Sub-district||Côte de Nuits|
Rich with bosky undergrowth notes, warm earth. Palate suave, opulent even, pure and juicy with a juty strength of texture behind it. Long as you like. Fab. L&S (Jan 2013)
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Lighter, red, raspberry-like fruit. Light and zesty on the palate. Fine grained tannins. An edge of herbal. Quite spiky. Red peppercorn piquancy. It does not have quite the density of matter of the 2012. It finds a lighter balance. From 2018 Rating: 18 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing (Nov 2014)
There is a lot of rich fruit on the nose and fleshy power on the palate. Black fruits appear to dominate an attractive sweetness of flavour but there is freshness towards the back that lifts the flavours and gives a slightly lighter feel to the finish. 2015-22 Rating: 93 Derek Smedley MW, www.dereksmedleymw.co.uk (Dec 2013)
Not too much nose. Rather luscious on the palate. Some real intensity. But there is drive and persistence here too. 2017-2027 Rating: 17 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2013)
(the domaine is the largest holder in Suchots with an incredible 2.16 ha). An expressive and intensely spicy and wonderfully floral nose of black and blue pinot fruit introduces velvety and palate coating flavors that possess plenty of size and weight as well as an abundance of sappy dry extract. While the mid-palate is quite generous the finale is very serious and I particularly like the excellent depth on the stunningly long finish. This offers grand cru level quality in 2011 and is definitely recommended. 2025+ Rating: 91-94 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jan 2013)
Rating: 93 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com (Dec 2012)
Deep, rich red aroma. This has velvet depth and gorgeous dark fruit. Satin at first and becomes deep crushed velvet in texture. It moves richly, yet not at all heavily. It is so very sensual. There is lovely freshness on the finish. Fine+. From 2017 Rating: 18.5 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing (Nov 2012)
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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