2009 Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
Relatively strong reduction renders the nose impossible to fairly evaluate though the serious, precise and powerful broad-shouldered flavors that possess excellent mid-palate concentration and outstanding length on the austere and hugely long finish. At present, this doesn't quite have the depth of the other grands crus though it may very well develop it given enough time in the cellar. Drink 2024+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Medium ruby. Brooding aromas of crushed cassis, black cherry, strawberry, bitter chocolate, mint and verbena. Rich-verging-on-unctuous but not roasted, with mineral and violet notes energizing the slightly animal mid-palate. This is really thick with material. Finishes with broad, suave tannins and a late whiff of clove.
Stephen Tanzer - Vinous