2013 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France 750ml

2013 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France 750ml

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Standard Bottle (750 mL) 1 unit available


Tasting notes
This is also heavily reduced though not lactic. This combines excellent richness with very fine detail that adds to the appeal of the medium weight plus flavors that deliver outstanding length on the moderately austere and beautifully well-balanced finish. While not imposingly structured this will still need all of 12 to 15 years of bottle age to realize its full potential.
Tasted blind at Fine & Rare Wines' Clos Vougeot tasting, the 2013 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru from Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat has a more intense bouquet, although not quite the same degree of precision. The fruit feels a little darker with touches of Earl Grey suffusing the red plum and strawberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannin that seem to soften in the glass. There is certainly good volume and weight in the mouth here, gently building to quite a structured, relatively masculine finish with a dash of black pepper lingering on the aftertaste. This is very fine, but it will repay time in the cellar.


Alain Hudelot-Noellat

Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat wines have been amongst the best in Burgundy for generations. The domaine was run by Alain Hudelot-Noëllat for over 30 years until 2007, when Alain turned 67 In 2008 he stepped down when his grandson, Charles van Canneyt completed his formal wine studies in Dijon University and the following stage and took over the domaine. Since 2005 Alain has been helped by Vincent Meunier, who continues to work with Charles. It turned out that this fantastic domaine further excelled from being one of the best in the entire Cote d’Or to the highest level, with its top wines – ...