Healthy dark red with ruby tones. Black cherry and licorice aromas are lifted by a violet topnote. Tight and minty on entry, then a bit more pliant in the middle, conveying an impression of medicinal reserve to its dark flavors of black cherry, spices and minerals. Finishes with substantial tooth- and tongue-dusting tannins. This wine also had a late malo and comes off as very backward today, in need of more élevage to gain in flesh and sweetness.
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.