2016 1er Cru Derrière la Grange Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Nuits
Village Chambolle Musigny
Classification 1er Cru
Vineyard Derrière la Grange

Easier, more flow, more ease. Gorgoeus Chambolle fleshy suppleness. Lovely pretty fruit. Soft, balances crunchiness with a sweet middle. Good and clever stuff from Yves - after tasting the Gevreys this is a gentle reprieve for the palate somehow, just a touch more gentle and easy to understand at this stage from barrel. L&S (Oct 2017)

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(less than ten hectoliters per hectare produced): Full red-ruby. Very dark, primary, sappy aromas of black raspberry, licorice, crushed rock, minerals and flowers; more perfumed and less subtle than the Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Vignes Rondes but shows lovely lift. Densely packed and fine-grained in the mouth, offering an attractive sweet/savory balance to its dark plum, mineral, spice and soil flavors. This fully ripe, smooth Chambolle spreads out spectacularly to saturate the palate on the finish. Most of Confuron's '16s should drink well young or old but, with its savory tannins, this one is a particularly good bet to provide early pleasure. Rating: 91-93 Stephen Tanzer, (Feb 2018)

A deft application of wood easily allows for the appreciation of the array of red cherry, plum, spice and violet-scented nose. The racy, intense and markedly stony medium weight flavors that possess a much more refined mouthfeel compared to that of the Lavaut and this is much less muscular and austere. *Sweet spot*. Drinking range: 2026 - Rating: 91-93 Allen Meadows, (Jan 2018)

Cask sample. Compressed, compact nose with a wonderfully silky palate and long, savoury notes of soy and mushroom on the finish. Powerful and tense, with a traditional earthiness that is classic for Burgundy. Drinking range: 2024 - 2040 Rating: 17.5 Richard Hemming MW - (Jan 2018)

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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