"...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
"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