2017 Clos de Vougeot, Grand Cru, Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat, Burgundy

2017 Clos de Vougeot, Grand Cru, Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat, Burgundy

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2017 Clos de Vougeot, Grand Cru, Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat, Burgundy

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The 2017 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru offers lilting red berry fruit laced with cola and crushed stone on the nose, although I would have liked more presence and intensity at this stage. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin and quite masculine in style. The rather simple finish needs more mineralité. Personally, I prefer some of the Premier Crus from the domaine this year. Maybe this just did not shine on the day.

Drink 2021-2032

Neal Martin, Vinous (Jan 2019)

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Neal Martin, Vinous89-91/100
Burghound93/100
Decanter94/100
Neal Martin, Vinous89-91/100
The 2017 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru offers lilting red berry fruit laced with cola and crushed stone on the nose, although I would have liked more presence and intensity at this stage. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin and quite masculine in style. The rather simple finish needs more mineralité. Personally, I prefer some of the Premier Crus from the domaine this year. Maybe this just did not shine on the day.

Drink 2021-2032

Neal Martin, Vinous (Jan 2019) Read more
Burghound93/100
Reduction and wood makes an evaluation of the nose difficult and I would again strongly recommend decanting this first. There is both good density and punch to the vibrant big-bodied flavors that offer fine power but not at the expense of a certain level of refinement on the youthfully austere finale. A classically styled and built to age example.

Drink 2034+

Burghound (Jan 2019) Read more
Decanter94/100
Charles Van Canneyt frequently produces one of the best renditions of this storied grand cru, and his 2016 is no exception. A complex and exotic bouquet of smoked meat, black tea, spice and black fruit precedes a full-bodied, rich wine with excellent depth and dimension, good sap, and a taut but fine-grained chassis of tannin which I expect to flesh out further by the time it finishes its élevage.

Drink 2026-2045

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About this WINE

Domaine Hudelot-Noellat

Domaine Hudelot-Noellat

Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat has extensive vineyard holdings based around the Noëllat heartland of Vosne-Romanée and covering all the villages from Nuits St Georges to Chambolle-Musigny.

Charles Hudelot arrived at the domaine to take over from his grandfather Alain in 2008, assisted also by Vincent Munier who has been working there since 2005. There is no intention to deviate from the previous style of fine, fragrant wines however.

Small changes include the purchase of a new destemmer which sends the grapes into the fermentation vats uncrushed. The vineyards continue to be run according to lutte raisonnée though Charles is open to an organic approach in the future. New oak remains unobtrusive, with 20% for the village wines and up to 50-60% for the grands crus wines.

Jasper Morris MW, Burgundy Wine Director and author of the award-winning Inside Burgundy comprehensive handbook.

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Vougeot

Vougeot

Most of the wine produced in this small village comes from a single, walled Grand Cru vineyard, the famous Clos de Vougeot. The vineyard in its present form dates from 1336 (when it was first planted by monks of Cîteaux), although it was not until the following century that it was entirely enclosed by stone walls. 

Clos de Vougeot is both the smallest commune and the largest Clos in the Cote d’Or. It consists of 50 hectares of vineyards shared among 82 owners, with six soil types. There is quite a difference in quality between the upper (best) and lower (least fine) parts of the vineyard, though in medieval times a blend from all sectors was considered optimum.

Le Domaine de la Vougeraie makes a very fine white wine from Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot, first picked out by the monks of Cîteaux as being suitable ground for white grapes in the year 1110.

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

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