- Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noëllat
- Clos de Vougeot
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2030
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2015
Smoky black forest fruit nose, in the palate this has finely constructed layers of ripe dark fruit, with intense tannins and excellent lively freshness. A wine expressing the masculinity of the Clos which will age extremely well.
Neal Martin, December 2015,
The 2014 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru has a cohesive, nicely focused bouquet with raspberry and cranberry fruit, just a hint of vanilla in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannin, a little meatiness just peeking through on the structured finish. Not bad at all, though not competition for either the domaine's Romanée-Saint-Vivant or Richebourg this year. Drink 2017-2032
Burghound, January 2017,
Discreet wisps of wood surround the earthy, plum, dark currant, spice and sauvage scents. The medium-bodied flavors are quite muscular though the supporting tannic spine is finer than usual on the lingering, firm and youthfully austere finish that exhibits a touch of dryness. This classically styled effort may very well round out but that is not guaranteed. Drink 2026+
Burghound, January 2016,
This is the first wine to display any appreciable amount of reduction and in this case it’s enough to render the nose unreadable. Like the Malconsorts the medium-bodied flavors are quite muscular though the supporting tannic spine is finer than usual on the lingering, firm and youthfully austere finish. Drink 2026+
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.