There is a buzz here. Lovely pert, deeply dark fruit. But this is upfront and ripe flavoured middle. Lots of spice, lots of whole bunch chewiness. I like the power very much, there is leather and damson and morello cherry that builds to a darkness that descends to shroud the palate. Serious dark fruit and brooding depth. Great feel though such suave texture of tannins. This is one of the few 2017s that you can see really will need time. Impressive stuff with one heck of a journey ahead. Tuck away for at least 10 years and it will be a joy well in to its second decade. Drinking range: 2025 - 2033L&S(Nov 2018)
75cl bottles (case of 6)
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(from a .45 ha parcel in Les Treux where Clos de Vougeot meets Grands Echézeaux). An elegant and attractively layered if highly restrained nose only grudgingly reveals a floral-inflected essence of dark berry fruit aromas along with hints of spice and cassis. The middle weight flavors possess a succulent and refined mid-palate that contrasts with the concentrated, powerful and robust finish that is markedly austere. This is very serious and old school in style. Drinking range: 2037 - Rating: 91-94 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jan 2019)
Good drive and freshness, though with an undertow of liqueur-like concentrated fruit. Not as pure as some. Long. Drinking range: 2022 - 2032 Rating: 16.5 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2019)
This was tricky to taste in Yves Confruon's warren of a cellar, not because of the lack of light but because it had completed its malolactic fermentation late. It's a serious, backward wine at the best of times, but seemed to be even more so this time. It's firm, chewy and densely structured with meaty, palate-challenging tannins and the concentration to age. Drinking range: 2023 - 2030 Rating: 94-94 Tim Atkin MW - Decanter(Dec 2018)
It is a powerful and very ripe and slightly reduced at the moment. This is the sturdiest Echezeaux I have tasted in 2017, dense and the most robustly tannic, built to age well. Rating: 19 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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