Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vougeot Premier Cru 'Les Petits Vougeot' 2013


"...one of the steals of the vintage." - John Gilman


Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Sub-Appellation: Vougeot Premier Cru
Grand Cru: Les Petit Vougeot
Region: Burgundy, France

France, Burgundy
750mL
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"When younger Burgundy lovers ask me what wines they should be looking at in the region, now that so many crus are out of the financial reach of so many, I often point to Petits Vougeots as one of the great values to be found in the Côte de Nuits.


The underlying soil in this vineyard is absolutely the same as a great many of the top premier crus in neighboring Chambolle-Musigny, but the wines here typically sell for far less, and the 2013 from Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat will be one of the steals of the vintage. The excellent nose jumps from the glass in a red fruity blaze of cherries, blood orange, chalky soil tones, coffee, woodsmoke, mustard seed and a touch of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is fullish, pure and tangy, with a lovely core, fine soil signature, suave tannins and a long, tangy and complex finish. A lovely wine in the making. (Drink between 2020-2050)"


View From The Cellar, November 2014, John Gilman


 

"The 2013 Vougeot 1er Cru les Petit Vougeot has a slightly leaner bouquet compared to the other crus from Hudelot-Noellat. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, a slight balsamic note toward the finish that exerts and insistent grip, a pleasant saltiness appearing on the aftertaste. There is good substance here and great persistence and it may well surpass last year's wine."


Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2014