The Confuron family have been vignerons since the reign of Louis XIV, back in the seventeenth century, when their speciality was vine selection and propagation – they even have a strain of Pinot Noir named after them, the ‘Pinot Confuron’. Jack Confuron’s marriage to Bernadette Cotetidot in 1964 gave the estate its present name. Jack has continued in charge of the estate ever since, but his son, Yves, has gradually taking over responsibility, assisted by his oenologist brother, Jean-Pierre. The domaine has an impressive portfolio of vineyards with several Grands Crus and the revered Premier Cru of Les Suchots.
Here too the nose exhibits nothing more than reduction and wood. There is first-rate intensity to the muscular, precise and dense big-bodied flavors that conclude in an austere, backward and impressively powerful finish. This is potentially excellent but it is at present an undifferentiated block and will definitely not make for interesting early drinking. Date: Jan 2019; Drink: 2037+; Issue: 73; Rating 92-94 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
If it's concentration and intensity that you're looking for in your Clos de Vougeot, as well as tannic backbone and slightly higher alcohol than the norm, you've come to the right place. Easy to taste young this is not, with its firm, slightly forbidding extraction and aromas of of Islay malt whisky. But dig below the surface and the fruit is there, waiting to be revealed by time and patience. Date: Oct 2018; Drink: 2027-2037; Rating: 94 Points; Decanter
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