Red, For laying down

2017 Bonnes Mares, Grand Cru, Domaine Hudelot-Baillet, Burgundy

2017 Bonnes Mares, Grand Cru, Domaine Hudelot-Baillet, Burgundy

Red | For laying down | Domaine Hudelot-Baillet | Code:  62209 | 2017 | Pinot Noir | Medium-Full Bodied, Dry | 12.5 % alcohol

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Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£1,248.00
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Scores and Reviews

The Wine Advocate

92-94+/100

The Wine Advocate - From a parcel on the Chambolle side at the top of the slope, the 2017 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru offers up pretty aromas of wild berries, dark chocolate, warm spices and dried flowers. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and layered, with a concentrated core of fruit that largely conceals its fine-grained but chalky structuring tannins. I expect it to land at the upper end of my bracketed score.
William Kelley - 31/01/2019

The Producer

Domaine Hudelot-Baillet

Domaine Hudelot-Baillet

Joel Hudelot-Baillet took over from his father Paul Hudelot in 1981, the domaine having originally been established several years earlier. Joel retired in 2004, making way for his son-in-law Dominique Leguen, originally a Breton, who had been working at the domaine since 1998. The domaine has come forward by leaps and bounds since. Everything is now bottled at the domaine, from lower yields in vineyards looked after on the lutte raisonée system.
 
The grapes are sorted before being destemmed, but not crushed, then given a cool pre-maceration for around 8 days. Dominique Leguen starts with punching down but thereafter moves to pumping over, and also likes to use a delestage which he feels is good for extracting tannins from the skins rather than the pips. The premier and grand cru wines receive 50% new oak and 50% one year old barrels.
 
Big strides have been made since the change of generation. The wines are now relatively deep coloured, full of fruit, powerful, yet still fine.

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

The Grape

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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