Decanter – 96
The Confurons have two parcels in the Clos de Vougeot, both of them in the upper part of the Grand Cru, totalling 0.5ha. This is inky, textured and enticingly perfumed, unfurling aromas of liquorice and black cherry that segue into a palate that’s poised, chalky, refreshing and embellished by 80% new wood. Very fine and built to age in bottle.
Jasper Morris – 93-95
Two plots, both at the top. That which came from the Confuron family is trained in gobelet fashion to reduce vigour, while the Noëllat plot has a much better selection of pinot plant material and old vines. Glowing red purple. Back to the primary grape style of nose, otherwise quite backward. Needs more barrel time. Huge weight of fruit, dark cherry coulis, in the mouth. Nicely balanced on the palate, some elegance.
Burghound – 93
An intricately layered nose combines notes of red and dark cherry and plum with those of earth and underbrush. The initial palate impression of the medium weight flavors seems somewhat light but as they sit in the mouth the weight and power pick up and particularly so on the energetic and well-detailed finish that is less austere than usual. This balanced effort is also quite firmly structured and may well require up to 20 years of aging to completely resolve the supporting tannins.