Bright red-ruby. Restrained aromas of currant, raspberry, smoke and spices. Pure but very tight and discreet, and yet this wine is clearly more pliant and ripe than the Lavaut Saint-Jacques (it finished its malo last April and was much closer to being a finished wine in January). More density here to support the rather suave tannins. In spite of its deeper-pitched saline soil tones, this wine conveys an impression of weightlessness and finishes with very good spicy lift. Confuron owns a full hectare of vines here but produced just five barrels of wine, the equivalent of less than 12 hectoliters per hectare.
Score: (91-93) points -- Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Jan 2018