- Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noëllat
- Romanée Saint Vivant
- Pinot Noir
- 2017 - 2032
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2011
Bright, full, rich, pure, layered and complex. There is a ream of adjectives I could use for this brilliant wine. This is undoubtedly a great Grand Cru. It highlights the huge breeding of this vineyard, a wine which is totally complete and the extraordinarily textured palate guarantees that this will age to become a very special wine indeed. As one wine journalist would say - Bravo!
Burghound, January 2013,
This was also relatively reduced and impossible to evaluate. The utterly seductive medium weight flavors possess a silky mouth feel and superb balance which in much the same fashion as the Beaux Monts is enhanced by the very fine grained tannins before culminating in an explosive, focused and strikingly long finish. This highlysophisticated effort seems quite supple as the firm tannins are hidden by the abundant sap but make no mistake, this will Burghound.com 11 0 January, 2013require plenty of cellar time before it’s completely ready. Despite all of the considerable potential this is displaying this level of reduction is cause for concern and while it may pass, that is an assumption. Drink 2025+
Burghound, January 2012,
A shy but gorgeously elegant and ultra-pure nose offers up a rich array of spice, floral and red berry liqueur aromas. The utterly seductive medium weight flavors possess a silky mouth feel and superb balance which in much the same fashion as the Beaux Monts is enhanced by the very fine grained tannins before culminating in an explosive, focused and strikingly long finish. This highly-sophisticated effort seems quite supple as the firm tannins are hidden by the abundant sap but make no mistake, this will require plenty of cellar time before it's completely ready. 2025+
Jancis Robinson, January 2012,
Rich and spicy. Firm and polished on the palate. Fresh acidity. Really very good wine indeed. Long and firm and reverberant. Most impressive. Drink 2016-2030
Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noëllat
The Hudelots are an ancient Burgundian family whose ancestry can be traced back to Chambolle since before the French Revolution. Needless to say, wine has been in their blood for almost as long. Alain Huedlot began his wine career in 1954 working for his father and other local growers. At the ripe young age of 20, he started renting vineyards from his family in Chambolle Musigny until eventually receiving other small parcels from his father. Following a passionate and whirlwind romance with the granddaughter of Charles Noellat, he married despite protests from her family. This controversial union ensured additional vineyards despite a harrying and lengthy legal battle. Today the domaine owns a total of 10 well-situated hectares, which are split over 5 communes. Alain Hudelot’s grandson Charles Van Canneyt is a man on a mission. Having arrived at the domaine from Champagne only six years ago, he is already considered one of the brightest young talents in the region. These wines are wonderful examples of traditionally styled Burgundy - superbly pure and focused with an undeniable sense of terroir.
Romanée Saint Vivant
Romanée-St-Vivant, which takes its name from the monastery of St-Vivant founded in c. 900, is a Grand Cru vineyard in Vosne-Romanée on the Côte de Nuits in Burgundy. It is the largest of Vosne-Romanée's six Grands Crus and produces red wine only. The vineyard is located on the slope to the north of the town of Vosne-Romanée and is the nearest vineyard to this village. Romanée-Saint-Vivant's soils are deep and rich in clay and lime, which means the wines of Romanée-St-Vivant are usually lighter and less powerful than its neighbours'. Domaine de la Romanée Conti is the largest proprietor, owning over half of the area's 9.5 ha.