2020 Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru
Here the spicy, elegant and pure nose of both red and dark currant, Asian-style tea, sandalwood and anise is noticeably fresher. The freshness carries over to the palate impression of the tension-filled and beautifully detailed middleweight flavors that are markedly finer before terminating in a hugely long, firm, youthfully austere and impeccably well-balanced finale. The Clos de Vougeot is certainly good, but this classy effort possesses an extra dimension of depth. Drink through 2035+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Tasted from barrel, unracked. All destemmed because Louis thinks it has all the finesse it needs. He has yet to try whole bunches on his Romanée St-Vivant. Mid purple colour. A very light reduction which is being hastily pushed aside by the quality of the fruit. Heady stuff without imbalance and it has its own peppery feel. Dark red fruit with a little liquorice, and the faintest of phenolic notes.
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy