2018 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vougeot 1er Cru Les Petits Vougeots (750ml)15 0 0 0
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. In 2008, he stepped down and handed the reins to his grandson, Charles van Canneyt. Since 2005 Alain has been helped by Vincent Meunier, who continues to work with Charles. Their wines are recognized both by wine critics and Burgundy enthusiasts as some of the finest in the entire Cote d’Or.
"This too is noticeably ripe though the fruit profile derives more from the red side of the spectrum, and in particular cherry and pomegranate, though there are wisps of black raspberry and spice in evidence. The sleek, elegant and refined medium weight flavors flash good minerality before concluding in a balanced, complex and sneaky long finale. This is lovely and the supporting tannins are quite fine-grained." Note: from a .52 ha parcel. Outstanding 90-93 points - Allen Meadows (Burghound, Jan. 2020)
"The 2018 Vougeot 1er Cru Les Petits Vougeot has turned out very well, opening in the glass with a lovely bouquet of cassis and plums, complemented by top notes of woodsmoke and violets. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, supple and fleshy, with a bright spine of acidity and a fragrant, precise finish. A Chambolle-Musigny in all but name, this is an elegant and exquisitely balanced cuvée." 90-92+ points - Wiliam Kelley (Wine Advocate, Jan. 2020)
"The 2018 Vougeot Les Petits Vougeot 1er Cru has an airy, well-defined bouquet of black currant, briar, crushed rock and light iris petal aromas, compact but nicely focused. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins and quite succulent in the mouth, delivering licorice-tinged black fruit and a very harmonious, lightly spiced finish that lingers in the mouth. Very promising." 91 points - Neal Martin (Vinous, Dec. 2020)