2012 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France 750ml

2012 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France 750ml

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Pairing
Duck, Goose and Game Birds
Standard Bottle (750 mL) 5 units available

 

Tasting notes
"A deft touch of oak sets off the earthy dark berry fruit aromas that display good lift and density. There is very good volume to the delicious and intense medium weight plus flavors that also possess relatively fine-grained tannins that add a relatively refined texture to the brooding and mildly austere yet hugely persistent finish. While the nose is not as fresh as the best in the range I suspect that in this case the aromas won't turn prematurely secondary in character."
The 2012 Richebourg Grand Cru, which comes from a 0.28-hectare parcel planted in 1950, this year contains 20% whole bunches and the domaine were graced with five barrels. It has a very refined and distinctly aristocratic bouquet adorned with beautifully defined black and red fruits, perhaps leaning towards the former with aeration. Touches of seaweed and tilled earth emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins. It does not have the charm of the RSV at the moment, but there is beguiling structure and symmetry with a long mineral laden finish. Superb.
The 2012 Richebourg Grand Cru, which comes from a 0.28-hectare parcel planted in 1950, this year contains 20% whole bunches and the domaine were graced with five barrels. It has a very refined and distinctly aristocratic bouquet adorned with beautifully defined black and red fruits, perhaps leaning towards the former with aeration. Touches of seaweed and tilled earth emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins. It does not have the charm of the RSV at the moment, but there is beguiling structure and symmetry with a long mineral laden finish. Superb.

Producer

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.