- Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noëllat
- Pinot Noir
- 2024 - 2040
- Case size
Goedhuis, November 2018
Sitting just above Echezeaux Grand Cru, Beaumonts has a slightly cooler location, hence its red cherry and raspberry fruit characters. A direct and intense style, with lovely freshness and a core of cherry stone tannins. Extremely poised, it has plenty of ageing potential.
Neal Martin, January 2019,
The 2017 Vosne-Romanée Les Beaumonts 1er Cru has a succinct, quite understated bouquet of red cherry and wild strawberry that opens up and welcomes you in after a minute's aeration. There is fine transparency here. The palate is very sappy with a potent marine influence (hints of brine and kelp), fresh and quite deep toward the persistent, slightly peppery finish. Excellent, though I am charmed more by the Malconsorts at this prenatal stage. 2022 - 2040
Burghound, January 2019,
There is just enough wood lurking in the background of the brooding yet very fresh black cherry, plum and Asian-style tea-inflected aromas to mention. The velvety, delicious and beautifully detailed medium-bodied flavors possess a polished mouthfeel, all wrapped in a stony finish where a touch of youthful austerity arises. Like several wines in the range, this beautiful effort is an exercise in finesse and punch. Drink 2029+
Wine Advocate, January 2019,
The 2017 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaumonts bursts from the glass with a dramatic bouquet of ripe cherries, plums, smoked duck and burning embers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and ample with a gourmand, fleshy profile and succulent balancing acids. While it isn't as serious as the Suchots and Malconsorts, it will be more expressive in the near term.
Decanter, November 2018,
More forward than many producers' Beaumonts (or Beaux Monts as most domaines label it), this enticingly aromatic premier cru comes from two parcels on the slope above the village of Vosne, planted in the 1940s and 1990s. Fragrant and refined, it has lots of sumptuous raspberry fruit, chalky minerality and sculpted tannins. Drink 2022-2030
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.
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.