- Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noëllat
- Clos de Vougeot
- Pinot Noir
- 2017 - 2028
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2012
A very refined Clos de Vougeot rather than the heavy handed style one sometimes sees. This is great mix between charm and complexity, with full deep dark fruit flavours and defined tannins. Will age well.
Burghound, January 2013,
(from two separate parcels, one to the left of the Château and another situated to the right by theMéo-Camuzet vines; the 2011 was vinified with about 20% whole clusters). This is quite floral with wood influence that is akin to sandalwood as it’s quite fragrant but not toasty or especially spicy. There is plenty of earth influence on the array of red berry fruit suffused nose that complements the broad-scaled flavors that possess excellent size and weight before concluding in a beautifully persistent finish. The supporting tannins are quite fine and the overall impression is unusually seductive as most young Clos de Vougeot tends towards austerity rather than seduction. Drink 2026+
Jancis Robinson, January 2013,
Pale crimson. Lots of juice and life. A bit more brutal than the other top wines from this producer. Dry finish. I'd go for something a little lower down the scale. Drink 2017-2032
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.
Clos de Vougeot
Clos de Vougeot is a Grand Cru appellation situated in the heart of the Cote de Nuits producing only red wines from the Pinot Noir grape. The vines are enclosed within a single walled vineyard built by monks in the 12th and 14th Centuries. With 47.54 hectares under vine Clos de Vougeot is the largest Grand Cru vineyard in the Cote d'Or.