2018 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Les Suchots, Vosne-Romanee Premier Cru, France 1.5L

2018 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Les Suchots, Vosne-Romanee Premier Cru, France 1.5L

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Magnum Bottle (1.5 L) 1 unit available


Tasting notes

The 2018 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots is showing brilliantly this year, wafting from the glass with a deep-pitched bouquet of cassis, blackberries, spices and dark chocolate. On the palate, it's full-bodied, rich and enveloping, its textural attack segueing into a deep and layered core, concluding with a long and penetrating finish. Charles Van Canneyt has surpassed himself with the 2018 vintage, producing a set of wines that rivals his 2016s and 2015s as his finest to date. Deep, textural and incipiently complex, these are powerful but elegant wines that display a sense of energy and dynamism that some of the year's reds lack. Followers of Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat will be familiar with Van Canneyt's approach in the cuverie and cellar: The predominantly destemmed fruit, retained intact, is fermented in cement tanks for a classical maceration of two to three weeks. Élevage is in barrels emphasizing François Frères, with Cavin in a supporting role, and lasts fully 18 months with the exception of the Bourgogne Rouge, bottled before harvest. These in essence uncomplicated methods, combined with an enviable palette of appellations planted with notably old vines, produce elegant, charming wines with impressive substance and aging potential. I've been buying them for my own cellar since my student days, so this is an address I warmly recommend. (WK) 


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 – ...