- Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noëllat
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2031
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2016,
One of Vosne Romanée’s most sought after premiers crus sitting between Richebourg, Romanée St Vivant and Echezeaux. Always quite a bold style at a young age with excellent ageing potential. Striking dark chocolate and coffee aromas, with hints of cinnamon and spice in the palate. A concentrated style for longer term cellaring.
Neal Martin, December 2016,
The 2015 Vosne Romanee 1er Cru les Suchots has more personality and terroir expression than the Vosne-Romanée Beaumonts at the moment: more detailed and mineralité sutured into the precise black cherry and redcurrant scents. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, tightly wound but containing plenty of energy. With impressive length and persistence in the mouth, this is bound to be a top Suchots for long-term ageing, evincing the quality of the terroir. What a fabulous wine in the making. Drink Date 2020 - 2042
Burghound, January 2017,
Discreet but not invisible wood serves as a relatively neutral backdrop for the exuberantly spicy aromas soy, hoisin, black raspberry, plum and floral scents. The generously proportioned and amply rich medium-bodied flavors brim with dry extract that imparts a sappy mouth feel to the velvety but firm and serious finale that makes clear this is going to require extended cellaring. In sum, this is an excellent Suchots. Sweet spot. Outstanding. Drink 2027+
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.
The vineyards of the modest village of Vosne Romanée are arguably the most sought after in the Côte d'Or. It is host to excellent Village and Premier Cru wines, but it is its most famous Grand Crusthat truly stand out: Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Grands Echézeaux, Echézeaux, Romanée St. Vivant and La Romanée as well as Cros Parentoux, a Premier Cru vineyard which attracts Grand Cru attention (and prices). Vosne-Romanée can be remarkably robust and powerful, yet be charming and fleshy giving it one of the most diverse styles of the region.