2018 - Richebourg Grand Cru Alain Hudelot-Noëllat
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noëllat
Region
Richebourg
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2027 - 2045
Case size
3x75cl

2018 RICHEBOURG GRAND CRU ALAIN HUDELOT-NOËLLAT - 3x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noëllat
Region
Richebourg
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2027 - 2045
Case size
3x75cl

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2019

    On the day of tasting the wine was a little subdued and understandably so. It is an enormous wine, powerful and muscular. It shows characters of very ripe dark fruit, spice and mocha. Extremely full and, in time, this will surely be exceptional.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, January 2020,
    Score: 93-95

    The 2018 Richebourg Grand Cru has plenty of dark berry fruit on the nose, including blackberry and touches of blueberry, as well as a tang of sea cave; the marine inflection becomes more noticeable with aeration in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, finely tuned and very supple in texture. This is a very harmonious Richebourg, albeit without the persistence I have found in other vintages from the domaine. Still, an excellent wine. Drink 2024-2052

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2020,
    Score: 93-95

    This is arguably the freshest wine in the range with its cool and pure aromas of plum, pomegranate, spice and a plethora of floral elements. The rich, full-bodied and almost painfully intense flavors while exhibiting focused power on the very firmly structured, stony and gorgeously complex finale. This is a buy and forget you own it Riche that possesses outstanding development potential. Drink 2038+. Don't miss!

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, January 2020,
    Score: 95-97

    As usual, the king of the cellar at Domaine Hudelot-Noellat is the 2018 Richebourg Grand Cru, a magical wine in the making that blossoms in the glass with complex scents of cherries, wild berries, candied peel, peonies, spices and smoked meats. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, rich and multidimensional, with an ample chassis of ripe tannins, considerable concentration and lively acids, concluding with a long, intense finish.

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, January 2020,
    Score: 97-99

    A beautiful purple, not quite so deep as the Romanée-St-Vivant. The nose obviously suggests there will be power to come but has so much detail, along with a little bit of oak. Plumper yet also tighter, so much going on. Eaten up the oak on the palate.

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Producer

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.

Region

Richebourg

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