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Wonderful richness here - huge weight on the palate but such a super-creamy texture. Composed, complete and long. Drinking range: 2030 - 2045 L&S (Oct 2020)
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The 2019 Echézeaux Grand Cru has a vibrant, vivacious bouquet with cranberry and wild strawberry scents intermixed with cumin and clove scents. Quite complex and engaging. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannins that frame the juicy, ripe redcurrant and cranberry fruit that merges with blackberry and white pepper notes towards its structured finish. Good grip on the finish, even if it does miss a little precision. Drinking range: 2023 - 2036 Rating: 91-93 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Jan 2021)
This is aromatically similar to the Suchots though with an even broader range of spice elements. The mouthfeel of the middle weight flavors is a bit sleeker as well with an overt muscularity to the prominently tannic, warm and palate coating finish. This robust and powerful effort is decidedly old school in style. Drinking range: 2036 - Rating: 89-92 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jan 2021)
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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