Like the village Chambolle this is open, ripe and inviting on the nose but there's a noticeable step up in terms of concentration and intensity on the palate. There's more structure too but the tannins seem to unfurl gracefully as you go. It's hard not to smile when tasting this. A poised, complex and immensely satisfying wine. Drinking range: 2024 - 2034L&S(Jan 2019)
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Once again the nose is cool and airy with its pretty wisps of spice, lavender and a layered array of various red berries. There is ample underlying tension to the mineral-suffused and delineated middle weight flavors that possess an almost lilting mouthfeel while offering solid length on the equally dusty and youthfully austere finale. Drinking range: 2029 - Rating: 90-92 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jan 2019)
Round and charming and very well judged. Pure pleasure. Rich and smooth but with enough raciness. Drinking range: 2022 - 2034 Rating: 17 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2019)
Very sweet impression on the nose. Juicy and intense strike. Good mid palate concentration. Much fresher than the village wine. This has good energy. It is aromatic on the finish too. It is more restrained and refined than I expected from this warm vintage. Rating: 18.55 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing(Dec 2018)
Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot: Full Wine List and Profile
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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