Why Big Red Diary?
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2009 Confuron JJ, Nuits St.Georges Les FleurièresMay. 2012
Medium-plus colour, some purple hues. The nose has quite some ripe depth, perhaps going lower with a hint of toastiness. Cool and intense – that’s a great start. The tannin is slightly blocky but not really grainy. Mouth-watering flavour grows in the mid-palate before falling away. There’s a hint of 2009 on the nose but this is lithe, clean and not a bit sweet and fat like some from the vintage – it’s a bit of a ‘refresher’ of a wine.
1997 Confuron JJ, Romanée Saint-VivantNov. 2003
Here we find the elegance of Romanée Saint-Vivant. The colour is paler than Moillard’s with a not-quite medium ruby. The nose is a little understated but shows a top-end of red fruits on a creamy, slightly vanilla base – with time a more meaty tone starts to emerge and definitely no roast fruit notes here. The palate is obviously fat with very silky tannins that you need to look for – no fireworks but a definite RSV elegance. I’d say that this is just a little subdued or, perhaps, even closed, despite the exceptional length. Very, very lovely.
1998 Confuron JJ, Nuits St.GeorgesJul. 2003
Deep cherry red. The pronounced nose starts high toned, settling on black cherry. Lovely blackcurrant fruit on the palate coupled with excellent acidity. The grainy tannins have some prominence but manage not to dominate the overall effect. Nice but very young.
1996 Confuron JJ, Romanée Saint-VivantJun. 2001
Deep colour. Closed nose, though a slight hint of caramel (Clive later said coffee). Very high acid, medium tannin. Very pure red cherry fruit, silky smooth on the palate. Very, very long – fabulous!
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