- Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noëllat
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2035
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, December 2016
Everything a great Richebourg should be. Juicy bramble and loganberry fruits with hints of freshly roasted coffee beans. This balances broad power with a velvety texture and refinement. Hugely layered and concentrated, with breath-taking length.
Neal Martin, December 2016,
The 2015 Richebourg Grand Cru comes from a parcel sandwiched in between Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (ask a winemaker and their vines are always located next to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, though in this case it is true.) The bouquet takes five to ten minutes to unfurl, more powerful than the Romanée Saint Vivant, the fruit a little darker with a subtle floral aspect. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, layers of pure red and black fruit, outstanding mineralité and tension with a crescendo towards its regal finish that lingers long in the mouth. It will not be as approachable as the Romanée-Saint-Vivant, but it will easily give 30+ years of untrammeled drinking pleasure. Drink Date 2020 - 2045
Burghound, January 2017,
Somewhat surprisingly this is actually more aromatically expressive today with its elegant and super-fresh array of various dark berries, violet, lavender and impressive range of spices. There is much, much more volume, power and muscle to the full-bodied flavors that brim with minerality on the explosively long and impeccably well-balanced finish. This is a very serious Riche that is built-to-age and unlike the Romanée St. Vivant, is not likely to make an especially good early drink. Don't miss! Drink 2033+
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.
Richebourg is one of the six Grand Cru vineyards in Vosne Romanée consisting of 8ha which is shared between 10 producers including Domaine de la Romanée Conti, Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noellat and Domaine Meo-Camuzet. Richebourg is based mainly on limestone deposits with some clay making the wines robust and voluptuous with a long life expectancy